Public Affairs


Our current releases are listed here in order of release date.


7/19/19 Revised Agenda for Monday's Board of Regents Meeting
7/17/19 Budget cuts to UA results in Moody's three-step downgrade to UA's credit rating
7/15/19 Regents postpone vote on declaration of exigency to July 30
7/15/2019 REVISED MEDIA ADVISORY: University of Alaska Board of Regents to consider declaration of financial exigency at its July 15 special meeting
7/11/19 Next step for University of Alaska: Declaration of Financial Exigency

UA President Jim Johnsen will be available for media questions after veto override vote


Survey shows a majority of Alaskans support the Legislature’s budget for UA

6/28/19 UA President Jim Johnsen will hold a press availability on June 28
6/27/19 UA Board of Regents to discuss FY20 state funding at emergency meeting June 28
6/19/19 Board of Regents authorizes contingency funding authority to UA President Jim Johnsen
6/07/19 Board of Regents discuss budget, recognize staff and UA Scholars
6/05/19 University of Alaska and the Board of Regents recognize the 20th anniversary of the UA Scholars Program and Alaskan academic achievement
6/03/19 University of Alaska structure to be reviewed by new task force
5/31/19 University of Alaska Board of Regents to discuss FY20 operating and capital budgets during its June 6 meeting
5/28/19 529 Day Raises Awareness about the Benefits of Saving for Higher Education
5/27/19 Board of Regents Will Hold Statewide Public Testimony May 28
5/13/19 University president to address the university's future
5/10/19 Board of Regents to review and suggest improvements to UA structure
4/24/19 UA President Jim Johnsen will discuss progress on solving the university’s land grant deficit at Commonwealth North luncheon, April 25
4/8/19 University to offer accredited teacher education program in Anchorage through UAF and UAS
4/5/19 UA Board of Regents will consider recommendation to discontinue initial licensure teacher education programs at UAA and discuss the university's FY20 budget
4/4/19 New gateway offers prospective students clear path to UA
4/4/19 UA President Jim Johnsen joins national leaders at the U.S. Naval Academy to discuss Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at America’s Colleges, Universities and Service Academies
4/3/19 UA Board of Regents to address the future of UAA’s School of Education, FY20 state funding at special meeting April 8
3/26/19 University President says Alaska needs UA more than ever; Invokes the Spirit and Vision of Constitution’s Framers
3/20/19 Event honors 9 University of Alaska legislative interns
3/19/19 University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen to deliver annual State of the University of Alaska address

University of Alaska student leaders advocate in Juneau, March 16-17


UA College Savings Plan Joins March Forth In Addressing Student Debt Anxiety


Board of Regents directs UA administration to conduct an in-depth review of the university’s education programs and discussed impacts of proposed budget, plans for advocacy at its two-day meeting


Google’s Education “Evangelist” tells University of Alaska leaders the model for future student success will be information driven


UA Board of Regents meets February 28-March 1 in Anchorage 

2/22/19 UA Board of Regents to address budget reductions and reaccreditation when it meets February 28-March 1 in Anchorage
2/19/19 The press availability with UA President Jim Johnsen at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 19 has been canceled
2/18/19 UA President Jim Johnsen will hold press availability immediately after Sen. Finance Committee hearing on Governor’s proposed FY20 operating budget
2/15/19 UA Board of Regents Listens: Alaskans invited to comment on higher education issues
2/13/19 Johnsen says Governor's deep cuts will devastate UA
1/25/19 UA Board of Regents invite UAA education students to a special session to hear concerns, discuss solutions
1/18/19 UA Board of Regents discusses the revocation of UAA's School of Education accreditation and agrees to hold a listening session with affected students; Regents will consider reinstating public testimony during regular board meetings
1/15/19 Board of Regents to meet January 18 to discuss University of Alaska's cost effectiveness, planning and development 


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