Office of the President

UA Summit Team 

 

About Summit Team, Executive Council and System-wide Councils

Effective July 1, 2017, President Johnsen expanded the Summit Team and established new or expanded system-wide councils with clear communications links to the Summit Team. Additional participation on the Summit Team increases communications, enhances collaboration and raises awareness of successes and challenges throughout the system. 

The Summit Team now includes leaders of key functional areas throughout the university system and system governance bodies along with the chair of each system-wide council. Chaired by President Johnsen, the expanded Summit Team meets monthly for four hours via video and twice annually for full day face-to-face meetings. The Executive Assistant to the President and the Board of Regents Executive Officer are expected to attend all Summit Team meetings.

The decision making authority of the Summit Team has transferred to the Executive Council, also chaired by President Johnsen, and includes the chancellors, vice president for university relations, and the interim vice president for academic and student affairs. The Executive Council meets weekly by video.

System-wide councils play a critical role in supporting a collaborative and aligned development of the policies, programs, and processes that will support our goals of meeting the state’s higher education needs. Councils meet monthly via telephone and/or video and twice annually for face-to-face meetings. The chair or designee of each system-wide governance group may serve on any system-wide council. Additional members may be added by request of the council chair with approval by President Johnsen. System-wide council chairs are responsible for ensuring that each council has an approved charter and system-wide priorities are implemented in a collaborative and coordinated manner, for leading communication with the summit team, and for escalating issues that require consideration by the Executive Council and President Johnsen.

Summit Team Members
(Members of the Executive Council are designated by *)

President* Jim Johnsen
Chancellor, UAA* Cathy Sandeen
Chancellor, UAF* Dan White
Chancellor, UAS* Rick Caulfield
Vice President of Academics, Students and Research, SW* Paul Layer
Vice President, University Relations, SW* Michelle Rizk
General Counsel, SW Mike Hostina
Chief Financial Officer, SW Myron Dosch
Chief Human Resources Officer, SW Keli Hite McGee
President, University of Alaska Foundation Susan Foley
Interim Provost, UAA John Stalvey
Provost, UAF Anupma Prakash
Provost, UAS Karen Carey
Vice Chancellor for Rural, Community & Native Education, UAF Evon Peter
Vice Chancellor for Research, UAF Larry Hinzman
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UAA Bruce Schultz
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UAF Keith Champagne
Director of University Relations, UAF Michelle Renfrew

 

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UAS Joe Nelson
Acting Chief Information Technology Officer, SW Martha Mason
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, UAA Beverly Shuford
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, UAF Kari Burrell
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, UAS Michael Ciri
Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, UAA Megan Olson
Associate Vice President, Student and Enrollment Strategy, SW Saichi Oba
Associate Vice President, Institutional Research and Analysis, SW Gwen Gruenig
Associate Vice President, Workforce Programs, SW Fred Villa
Associate Vice President of Public Affairs, SW Robbie Graham
Associate Vice President, Government Relations, SW Miles Baker
Chief Title IX Officer, SW Mary Gower
Chair, Community Campus Directors Council Gary Turner
Chair, Faculty Alliance Chris Fallen
Chair, Staff Alliance Josh Watts
Chair, Coalition of Student Leaders vacant
Chair, System Governance Council vacant
Executive Dean, Alaska College of Education Steve Atwater

 

UA Summit Team Proposal Form

The Summit Team proposal form can be used by students, staff, and faculty, when an issue or an idea they would like to address arises which concerns the entire University of Alaska Statewide System.

Click here to fill out the word document form. Please send the document to ua.president@alaska.edu for submission.

UA Summit Team Meeting Agendas and Documents

Next Summit Team Meeting: 8/16/18

Agenda

 Meeting documents:

Title IX August Highlights

August 2018 Council Scorecards and Reports  

Summit Team Meeting: 7/19/18

Agenda

Meeting Documents:

Title IX July 2018 Highlights

Title IX Student Training Timelines

FY20 Budget Guidance

CCDC Combined Master Partnership Report

July Council Scorecards, Strategic Pathways Reports and Updates Follow-up Memo

Summit Team Meeting: 6/7/18

Agenda

Meeting Documents:

Title IX June 2018 Highlights

Preliminary Total Compensation Project Overview

June Council Scorecards, Strategic Pathways Reports & Updates Follow-up Memo
Summit Team Meeting: 5/3/18 Agenda

Meeting Documents:

Title IX May 2018 Highlights

Scholarship Issues and Options Summary

Tentative BOR Agenda

April 2018 Tuition Adjustment Notice

May Council Scorecards, Strategic Pathways Reports & Updates

Follow-up Memo
Summit Team Meeting: 4/5/18 Agenda

Meeting Documents:

Title IX April 2018 Highlights

Proposed FY19 Summit Team Meeting Dates

April Council Scorecards, Strategic Pathways Reports & Updates

Combined Partnership Reports (Excel workbook, supplemental to Community Campus Directors Council update)

Follow-up Memo
Summit Team Meeting: 3/8/18 Agenda

Meeting Documents:

Title IX March 2018 Highlights

Student Access Gateway

Update on OEC Courses and Programs Recommended for 25% Tuition Discount

March Council Scorecards, Strategic Pathways Reports & Updates Follow-up Memo

Summit Team Meeting: 2/8/18

Agenda

Meeting Documents:

Title IX February 2018 Highlights

Tuition Discount Options

February Council Scorecards, Strategic Pathways Reports & Updates Follow-up Memo
Summit Team Meeting: 1/11/18 Agenda

Meeting Documents:

Title IX January 2018 Highlights

Council scorecards were not expected in January due to winter break. The Community Campus Directors Council and IT Council did prepare scorecards. Follow-up Memo
Summit Team Meeting: 12/14/17 Agenda

Meeting Documents:

Title IX Dec. 2017 Highlights

Options for Implementing Tuition Discount

Phase 2 McDowell Market Analysis Report

December Council Scorecards, Strategic Pathways Reports & Updates Follow-up Memo
Summit Team Meeting: 11/16/17 Agenda

Meeting Documents:

Title IX Nov. 2017 Highlights

UAA Progress on EAB Student Success Collaborative

UAF Progress on EAB Student Success Collaborative

November Council Scorecards, Strategic Pathways Reports & Updates  Follow-up Memo
Summit Team Meeting: 10/11/17 Agenda

Meeting Documents: 

Title IX Oct. 2017 Highlights

Draft Plan 2025 Slides

Enrollment Strategy Considerations

October Council Scorecards, Strategic Pathways Reports & Updates Follow-up Memo
Summit Team Meeting: 9/21/17 Agenda

Meeting Documents: 

Title IX Sept. 2017 Highlights

Update on Non-Degree Seeking On-Boarding Process at UA

September Council Proposed Charters, Strategic Pathways Reports & Updates Follow-up Memo
Summit Team Meeting: 8/16/17 Agenda

Meeting Documents:

Draft Title IX Scorecard and Metrics Summary

Draft BOR Motion for AY19 and AY20 Tuition Rates

Draft FY19 Budget Guidance

June 2017 Leadership Summit Recap, Synthesis & Summary

  Follow-up Memo
Memo from President Johnsen: 6/26/17  

Expansion of Summit Team, Reorganization of System-wide Councils, and Establishment of Executive Council

    

 

System-wide Councils

Click on a council's name to be transported to its website, where you can find more information on charters, meeting agendas, and other documents. (Websites are under construction.)

(Council chairs are designated by * and vice chairs, if applicable, are designated by **)

Academic

Research

Student Services

Vice President of Academics, Students and Research, SW* Paul Layer
Provost, UAF Anupma Prakash
Interim Provost, UAA John Stalvey
Provost, UAS Karen Carey
Vice Chair, Community Council Directors Council Priscilla Schulte
Vice Chancellor for Research, UAF Larry Hinzman
Dean of College of Health, Vice Provost of Health Programs, UAA Jeff Jessee
Research Assistant Professor, UAF
Chris Fallen
Director of Alaska Native Studies, UAA Maria Williams
Assistant Professor of Education, UAS Heather Batchelder
 

 

Vice Chancellor for Research, UAF* Larry Hinzman
Provost, UAF Anupma Prakash
Vice Provost for Research, UAA Helena Wisniewski
Vice Provost for Research, UAS Paula Martin
Director, Office of Grants and Contracts, UAF Rosemary Madnick
Chief Financial Officer, SW Myron Dosch
Associate Vice President, Government Relations, SW Miles Baker
Vice President of Academics, Students and Research, SW Paul Layer
Representative, Faculty Alliance (UAA) Cheryl Wilga
Representative, Faculty Alliance (UAF) Andy Seitz
Representative, Faculty Alliance (UAS) Brian Buma
Associate Vice President, Student and Enrollment Strategy, SW* Saichi Oba
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UAA Bruce Schultz
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UAF Keith Champagne
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UAS Joe Nelson 
Chief Title IX Officer, SW Mary Gower 
Director, UA College Savings Plan, SW Lael Oldmixon
Vice Chancellor for Rural, Community & Native Education, UAF Evon Peter
 Representative, Staff Alliance Ryan Hill
Representative, Faculty Alliance Peggy Kuiper

Human Resources

Information Technology

Business

Chief Human Resources Officer, SW* Keli Hite McGee
Director, Human Resources, UAA Ron Kamahele
Director, Human Resources, UAF Brad Lobland
Director, Human Resources, UAS Gail Cheney
Director, Labor Relations, SW Geoff Bacon
Director, Compensation, SW Tara Ferguson
Director, Benefits, SW Erika Van Flein
Director, HR Accounting and HRIS, SW Michelle Pope
Vice President of Academics, Students and Research, SW Paul Layer
Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, UAA John Petraitis
Representative, Staff Alliance Brenda Levesque
Chief Title IX Officer Mary Gower
Attorney, General Counsel  
Representative, Faculty Alliance Terry Nelson
Acting Chief Information Technology Officer, SW* Martha Mason
Interim Chief Information Officer, UAA Adam Paulick
Chief Information Officer, UAF Martha Mason
Chief Information Officer, UAS Michael Ciri
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, UAF Kari Burrell
Chief Financial Officer, SW Myron Dosch
Interim Provost, UAA John Stalvey
Chief Human Resources Officer, SW Keli Hite McGee
Vice President of Academics, Students and Research, SW Paul Layer
Associate Vice President, Institutional Research and Analysis, SW Gwen Gruenig
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UAS Joe Nelson
Associate Vice President, Student and Enrollment Strategy, SW Saichi Oba
Director, Northwest Campus, UAF Bob Metcalf
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, UAA Beverly Shuford
Provost, UAS Karen Carey
Director, eLearning and Distance Education, UAF Carol Gering
Chief Procurement Officer, UAF John Hebard
Chair, Faculty Alliance Chris Fallen
President, Faculty Senate, UAF Chris Fallen
Chair, Staff Alliance Kara Axx
Chair, Coalition of Student Leaders Colby Freel
Chief Financial Officer, SW* Myron Dosch
Vice President, University Relations, SW Michelle Rizk
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, UAA Beverly Shuford
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, UAF Kari Burrell
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, UAS Michael Ciri
Director, Facilities & Land Management, SW Christine Klein
Director, Internal Audit, SW Nikki Pittman
Chief Procurement Officer, UAF John Hebard
Chief Human Resources Officer, SW Keli Hite McGee
Chief Risk Officer, SW Tim Edwards
Chair, Staff Alliance Kara Axx

Subgroup: Facilities

Development and Alumni

University Relations

Institutional Research

President, UA Foundation* Susan Foley
Vice President, University Relations, SW Michelle Rizk
Executive Director, UA Foundation Megan Riebe
Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, UAA Megan Olson
Director of Development and Alumni Relations, UAF Emily Drygas
Director, Development & Alumni Relations, UAS Lynne Johnson
Alumni Relations Director, UAF Vacant
Alumni Relations Manager, UAS Jessy Post
Dean, School of Management, UAF Mark Herrmann
Dean, College of Engineering and Mines, UAF Doug Goering
Dean, College of Engineering, UAA Fred Barlow
Dean, College of Business and Public Policy, UAA Karen Markel
Representative, Faculty Alliance Rajive Ganguli
Vice President, University Relations, SW* Michelle Rizk
Associate Vice President of Public Affairs, SW Robbie Graham
Director of Marketing and Communications, UAA David Webb
Director, University Relations, UAF Michelle Renfrew
Public Information Officer, UAS Keni Campbell
Dean, Community and Technical College, UAA Denise Runge
Dean, College of Liberal Arts, UAF Todd Sherman
Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations, UAA Ian Marks
Senior Public Information Officer, UAF Marmian Grimes
Representative, Public Information Officer Council  Theresa Bakker
Director, Preparing Indigenous Teachers & Administrators for Alaska's Schools, UAS Ronalda Cadiente-Brown
Representative, Staff Alliance Sue Mitchell
Representative, Faculty Alliance David Noon
Associate Vice President for Government Relations, SW Miles Baker
Associate Vice President, Institutional Research and Analysis, SW* Gwen Gruenig
Acting Chief Information Technology Officer, SW Martha Mason
Associate Vice Provost, Institutional Research, UAA Erin Holmes
Director, Institutional Research, UAF Ian Olson
Director, Institutional Research, UAS Brad Ewing
Provost, UAS Karen Carey
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UAA Bruce Schultz
Executive Dean, UA College of Education Steve Atwater
Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, UAA John Petraitis
Representative, Faculty Alliance Colleen Ianuzzi

Community Campus Directors

 e-Learning (Academic Council subgroup)

 Facilities (Business Council subgroup) 

Director, Kenai Peninsula College, UAA Gary Turner
Director, Ketchikan Campus, UAS** Priscilla Schulte
Dean, Community and Technical College, UAF Michele Stalder
Dean, Community and Technical College, UAA Denise Runge
Executive Dean, Career Education, UAS Pete Traxler
Director, Northwest Campus, UAF Bob Metcalf
Director, Kuskokwim Campus, UAF Mary Ciuniq Pete
Director, Bristol Bay Campus, UAF Sarah Randolph-Andrew
Interim Director, Chukchi Campus, UAF Kristen Dau
Director, Prince William Sound College, UAA Dan O'Connor
Director, Kodiak College, UAA Alan Fugleberg
Director, Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College, UAA Carol Swartz
Director, Sitka Campus, UAS Leslie Gordon
Director, Mat-Su Campus, UAA Talis Colberg
Director, Interior Alaska Campus, UAF Bryan Uher
Associate Vice President, Workforce Programs, SW Fred Villa
Provost, UAS Karen Carey
Faculty, UAS Maren Haavig
Director, e-Learning and Distance Education, UAF Carol Gering
Director and Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology, UAA Dave Dannenberg
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, Vice Provost for Research, UAS Thomas Thornton
Dean, School of Management, UAF Mark Herrmann
Dean, Community and Technical College, UAA Denise Runge
Director, Kenai Peninsula College Gary Turner
President, UAF Faculty Senate Chris Fallen
 
Vice President, University Relations, SW Michelle Rizk
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Facilities Services & Campus Services, UAA Christopher Turletes
Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Services, UAF Scott Bell
Director, Facilities Services, UAS Nathan Leigh
Associate Vice President of Finance, SW Jim Lynch
Director, Facilities & Land Management, SW Christine Klein
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, UAF Kari Burrell
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, UAS Michael Ciri
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, UAA Beverly Shuford
 

 

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