System Governance

System Governance Office


Supports and provides information to system governance leaders and acts as a liaison between the leaders, the UA president and the Board of Regents in accordance with Regents' Policy 03.01.01.

Office Contact Information

Mailing Address
University of Alaska
System Governance Office
P.O. Box 757780
Fairbanks AK 99775-7780

Physical Address
University of Alaska
System Governance Office
Butrovich Building Suite 106
910 Yukon Drive
Fairbanks AK 99775-7780

FAX: 907-450-8041

Processes and Procedures

LaNora Tolman
Executive Officer
Butrovich 106C     

LaNora Tolman was born in Sacramento, California and moved to Delta Junction, Alaska in 1974. She moved with her family to Fairbanks in 1995, worked for the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District from 1996 until 2004, and then for UAF from 2005 before transitioning to the UA System Governance position in 2012. She obtained her A.A. degree in 2009. Currently, she has three more classes until graduating with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in applied business.


Travel and Procurement

Joseph Altman
Butrovich 106

Joseph Altman moved his family to Alaska from Washington at the start of 2012. He has worked in the university environment for a few years now originally at Washington State University. He worked for the Department of Public Safety before taking the current System Governance position. Prior to his adventure into academia, he assisted in running his family business - a picture framing and art gallery.



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