Vice President, Academics, Students & Research - Paul Layer

Paul Layer

Paul Layer

Vice President of Academics, Students, and Research

Academic and Student Affairs

202 Butrovich Building Fairbanks, AK 99775-5000


In May 2018, Dr. Paul W. Layer was appointed Vice President for Academics, Students & Research after serving in an interim role since November 2017.  In that capacity, he oversees academic and research programs for the University of Alaska system, which has three accredited universities: UA Anchorage, UA Fairbanks and UA Southeast. In addition, he serves as the co-chair of the Alaska State Committee for Research.


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