Public Affairs

February 15

UA Board of Regents Listens: Alaskans invited comment on higher education issues

WHO:  University of Alaska Board of Regents

WHAT:  Public Testimony Session

WHEN:  Tuesday, February 19, 4-6p.m.  

HOW:  To participate, call 1-866-726-0757   

WHY:  Alaskans are invited to voice their concerns about issues facing the University of Alaska during a public testimony with the University of Alaska Board of Regents from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19. The two-hour session gives any Alaskan the opportunity to comment on issues such as the Governor’s proposed budget cuts to UA, input on UAA’s School of Education accreditation status and other higher education issues.

The Board of Regents’ Academic and Student Affairs, and Facilities and Land Management committees will meet February 21 in Fairbanks. To listen in on committee meetings, go to http://www.alaska.edu/bor/live.  However, there is no opportunity for public testimony at committee meetings.

The full Board of Regents meeting is slated for February 28-March 1 in Anchorage, and one-hour of public testimony is planned at 8:15-9:15 a.m. on February 28.

The agenda and meeting materials can be found at https://www.boarddocs.com/ak/alaska/Board.nsf/Public

Public testimony is aired live on KUAC2 at http://kuacii.streamon.fm/.

More information on the call-in session is available at http://alaska.edu/bor/public-testimony/.

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For more information, contact Roberta Graham, associate vice president of public affairs at 907-360-2416 (cell).

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