Workforce Programs

Teri Cothren

Associate Vice President
P: 907.786.1171
Bragaw Office Building
Suite 102L
Anchorage, AK 99508

Teri began her professional career at the University of Alaska Anchorage in workforce development and transitioned to a UA Statewide department before joining UA Workforce Programs in 2013 where she has managed various projects, including the UA Technical Vocational Education Program. In May 2019, Teri was promoted to Associate Vice President. In this capacity she is an associate member of the National Association of State Directors of Advance Career and Technical Education, President Elect of the Alaska Association of Career an Technical Education, on the Board of Directors for the Alaska Process Industries Careers Consortium, Co-chair of the Alaska Maritime Education Consortium, and a core member in the implementation of the Alaska Career and Technical Education Plan and workforce development plans for Alaska industries in health, maritime, mining and oil & gas. In 2016, Teri received the UA Statewide President's Spotlight Award for her significant contributions in CTE and workforce development.

Teri is an alumna of UAA and UAA Athletics Women's Basketball. In 2012, She co-sponsored and continues to develop the Seawolf Athlete Alumni Chapter to strengthen alumni connections with the University and encourage them to give back in support of current student-athletes and degree programs.


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