Coalition of Student Leaders 2015-16
(2016-2017 member updates will happen in Fall 2016)
Mathew Carrick, Chair
Associate Students of UAF, President
Mathew Carrick was born in Crestview, FL, but considers Alaska his adoptive home. He studies Economics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks with minors in Mathematics and Political Science, and hopes to serve the students of the University of Alaska to the best of his ability.
Callie Conerton, Vice Chair
United Students of UAS-Juneau, President
Callie Conerton was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska. She lived a year in Iserlohn, Germany; where she discovered her love of traveling and also her love of teaching. She studies Elementary Education at the UAS - Juneau Campus. She has been an active member of Student Government for 4 years and has testified multiple times on behalf of the students of the University of Alaska in front of the Alaska Legislature and the UA Board of Regents. She also enjoys baking, skiing, singing, selling shoes, nannying for three amazing children and knitting while watching Netflix.
Junaid Khan, Secretary
Prince William Sound College Student Association, President
(907) 831-0543 cell
Junaid prefers to be called Xunny (Nick). He was born and raised in Pakistan. Last January 2014, he moved to United States to complete his studies. He is currently a student at Prince William Sound College pursuing his AAS degree. He is also studying Industrial Technology with emphasis in Oil Spill Response. He is working for college as a community adviser and front desk gym attendant. He loves to gain some new experience in life.
Student Commissioner, Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
Colby Freel was appointed Student Representative to the Commission by Governor Walker in July 2015. As a freshman at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Mr. Freel is studying Theater with a concentration in Design and Technical Theater at and plans to pursue law school upon graduation. During his high school and collegiate career he has engaged himself in leadership, service and education initiatives. He currently serves on the Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board Advisory Committee and was elected Senator of the Associated Students of UAF.
Student Regent, UA Board of Regents
Stacey Lucason is the student member of the University of Alaska Board of Regents, and was appointed by Governor Walker in July 2015 to serve a two-year term.
As a student at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), Regent Lucason is interested in social structures, disparity in access, and ways to improve the lives of those in her community. She is studying philosophy, public administration, has taken the prerequisites in biology and chemistry in order to apply for medical school and is an active member of the UAA Seawolf Debate program.
Regent Lucason hopes to create an environment where better pathways to access higher education in Alaska are extended to all Alaskans seeking knowledge, and those from Outside are invited to join students in learning at the University of Alaska. She is focused on maintaining high quality educational experiences, and ensuring that even in the face of budget challenges, Alaskans are able to grow their own potential without leaving home.
Regent Lucason is of Yup’ik and Scandinavian descent, and has made Anchorage her home. Outside of school, her favorite place to be is partway up a south-facing hillside, mountain biking, picking berries, or just walking the dogs.