Transitions & Accolades
Farewell to OPA's Kate Ripley
Public Affairs Director Kate Ripley has accepted a position at UAF as director of Alumni Relations and executive director of the UAF Alumni Association. Her last day at the UA System Office will be Nov. 7.
In a note sent to Statewide staff, Kate said, "I've enjoyed working with so many of you these last 10 years, especially those of you in Student Services, the UA Scholars/UA College Savings Plan, Human Resources, the Board of Regents' office, the President's Office, the UA Foundation, Institutional Research, OIT, Budget and Planning, Academic Affairs/Workforce Development, Finance, Land Management, Governance, General Counsel, Risk/Emergency Management and of course, the entire University Relations staff, which includes federal and state relations, and last, but most certainly not least, my own staff here in Public Affairs (Kate, Monique and Olivia--you are great!) I've had the honor and pleasure of serving under two system presidents, two university relations vice presidents, 29 different regents and five different board chairs. It's really been an amazing time. I've learned so much from so many."
Vice President for University Relations Carla Beam intends to refill the position.
UA Foundation welcomes Carrie Crouse
Started Sept. 29, 2014
Carrie Crouse has joined the UA Foundation team as Office Manager. Prior to coming to the Foundation, Crouse worked at the Fairbanks Native Association Early Head Start Program as an Intake/Enrollment Specialist, and University of Alaska Fairbanks Residence Life as an Assignments and Records Coordinator.
Prior to moving to Alaska, Crouse worked for the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and the Department of Public Health and Environment.
She's lived in Fairbanks for 7 1/2 years. Crouse is a Colorado native and grew up in a rural environment East of Parker, Colorado, with horses, dogs, cats and rabbits.
Crouse graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in writing. She earned a Master of Business Administration from University of Phoenix.
She has many hobbies and interests including traveling, camping, fishing, hiking, snowshoeing and snowmobiling, hunting, photography, baking/cooking, reading, sewing, gold panning, gardening, berry-picking and watching movies.