Interim UAS Chancellor - Karen Carey
UAS is a regional university with campuses in Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka—coastal communities situated in Alaska’s magnificent Tongass National Forest. As Interim Chancellor, Carey provides strategic leadership in fulfilling UAS’ mission, including budget development, academic planning and program assessments, student and enrollment services, administrative services, and community relations. During the interim period, Carey retains many of the duties of her position as UAS Provost. With the help of Vice Provost Maren Haavig, Carey will continue to ensure that UAS academic programs meet regional and professional accreditation standards and fulfill the university’s mission and core themes. Carey has served as Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies since June of 2016, coming to UAS from the California State University Channel Islands, in Ventura, California, where she served as the Dean of Arts & Sciences. She earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology from University of Cincinnati, focusing on the ecological factors influencing young children and their families. She also holds a Master of Science in School Psychology from the University of Nevada and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from San Diego State University.