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  • New leadership elected for the UA Board of Regents

    November 15, 2019

    The University of Alaska Board of Regents elected new leadership on Nov. 7. Sheri Buretta, who presently serves as vice chair, will replace John Davies as chair. Karen Perdue will serve as vice chair. Dale Anderson and Lisa Parker will continue in their roles as secretary and treasurer respectively.
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  • Dr. Math Trafton to serve as Interim UAS Sitka Campus Director

    November 13, 2019

    Dr. Math Trafton will serve as Interim Director at the Sitka campus of the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) once the post is vacated by Leslie Gordon. Dr. Trafton will begin his interim position December 8, 2019, and the search for a permanent director of the Sitka campus will begin in January 2020.
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  • Benjamin Shier appointed interim CIO

    November 12, 2019

    Dr. Beverly Shuford has appointed Benjamin Shier as interim CIO for UAA effective Dec. 2. Later this year, UAA will launch a recruitment for a permanent CIO
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  • UAS Chancellor Rick Caulfield announces retirement plans

    November 08, 2019

    After 35 years of exemplary service and leadership at the University of Alaska, UAS Chancellor Rick Caulfield plans to retire at the end of the academic year in June 2020.
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  • Longest-serving KPC professor, Alan Boraas, passes away

    November 07, 2019

    On Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, Kenai Peninsula College's (KPC) longest-serving professor, Alan Boraas, professor of anthropology, passed away peacefully with family at his side at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage.
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  • Steven J. Patin leads UA's human resources

    November 01, 2019

    Throughout his distinguished service as a U.S. Army officer, businessperson, and a professor at institutions around the globe, Steven J. Patin’s career has been guided by one leadership principle: people first. A philosophy whereby people are the most important asset for any organization is what guides Patin in his work as the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for the University of Alaska.
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  • Keith Martin plans KUAC departure

    October 31, 2019

    Keith Martin, KUAC general manager, announced Tuesday that he will be leaving the public broadcasting station to move on to other endeavors.
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  • UAS Sitka Campus Director Leslie Gordon to take new position

    October 31, 2019

    Leslie Gordon, Sitka Campus Director for the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) will be leaving her position in early December. She has accepted a position with the Southeast Regional Health Consortium in Sitka as the Director of Performance Improvement.
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  • John Ingman of UAS Sitka honored with $7.5k Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Project Award

    October 15, 2019

    Ingman plans to use the $7,500 award to advance his knowledge and performance by studying with a champion piper and traveling to piper gatherings
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  • Steve Patin to lead Human Resources at the University of Alaska

    October 14, 2019

    University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen announced today that Steven J. Patin has been named Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for the university and will assume his new position on Oct. 25. Patin, who succeeds Keli Hite-McGee, currently is vice president at Alaska Communications overseeing all aspects of the company's customer service functions. He leads the field operations, information technology, and the corporate program management teams.
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