Office of the President

State of the University

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University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen will deliver the annual State of the University address on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Lucy Cuddy Hall on the UAA campus.

The address will be the keynote presentation for Commonwealth North’s monthly luncheon, and will focus on how the university plans to meet the state’s workforce needs, develop a culture in Alaska that values education, the opportunities Alaskans can access through higher education and the importance of university innovation.

More information about how to register can be found at You must RSVP to be assured of seating. 

If you are unable to attend, the address will be available to watch live and after the event on this page.

Past State of the University Addresses

The 2017 State of the University address was given by President Johnsen on February 16, 2017 as part of the Juneau Chamber of Commerce and Alaska Chamber Business Roundtable Luncheon at the Hangar Ballroom in Juneau.

Watch the address on 360 North: VIDEO

The text of the 2017 address is available here: TEXT

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