Office of the President

UA Summit Team 

 

About Summit Team, Executive Council and System-wide Councils

Effective July 1, 2017, President Johnsen expanded the Summit Team and established new or expanded system-wide councils with clear communications links to the Summit Team. Additional participation on the Summit Team increases communications, enhances collaboration and raises awareness of successes and challenges throughout the system. 

The Summit Team now includes leaders of key functional areas throughout the university system and system governance bodies along with the chair of each system-wide council. Chaired by President Johnsen, the expanded Summit Team meets monthly for four hours via video and twice annually for full day face-to-face meetings. The Executive Assistant to the President and the Board of Regents Executive Officer are expected to attend all Summit Team meetings.

The decision making authority of the Summit Team has transferred to the Executive Council, also chaired by President Johnsen, and includes the chancellors, vice president for university relations, and the interim vice president for academic and student affairs. The Executive Council meets weekly by video.

System-wide councils play a critical role in supporting a collaborative and aligned development of the policies, programs, and processes that will support our goals of meeting the state’s higher education needs. Councils meet monthly via telephone and/or video and twice annually for face-to-face meetings. The chair or designee of each system-wide governance group may serve on any system-wide council. Additional members may be added by request of the council chair with approval by President Johnsen. System-wide council chairs are responsible for ensuring that each council has an approved charter and system-wide priorities are implemented in a collaborative and coordinated manner, for leading communication with the summit team, and for escalating issues that require consideration by the Executive Council and President Johnsen.

Summit Team Members
(Members of the Executive Council are designated by *)

President* Jim Johnsen
Interim Chancellor, UAA* Sam Gingerich
Chancellor, UAF* Dan White
Chancellor, UAS* Rick Caulfield
Interim Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, SW* Paul Layer
Vice President, University Relations, SW* Michelle Rizk
General Counsel, SW Mike Hostina
Chief Financial Officer, SW Myron Dosch
Chief Human Resources Officer, SW Keli Hite McGee
President, University of Alaska Foundation Susan Foley
Interim Provost, UAA Duane Hrncir
Provost, UAF Susan Henrichs
Provost, UAS Karen Carey
Vice Chancellor for Rural, Community & Native Education, UAF Evon Peter
Vice Chancellor for Research, UAF Larry Hinzman
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UAA Bruce Schultz
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UAF Keith Champagne

 

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UAS Joe Nelson
Chief Information Technology Officer, SW Karl Kowalski
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, UAA Pat Shier
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, UAF Kari Burrell
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, UAS Michael Ciri
Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, UAA Megan Olson
Associate Vice President, Student and Enrollment Strategy, SW Saichi Oba
Associate Vice President, Institutional Research and Analysis, SW Gwen Gruenig
Associate Vice President, Workforce Programs, SW Fred Villa
Associate Vice President of Public Affairs, SW Robbie Graham
Associate Vice President, Government Relations, SW Miles Baker
Chief Title IX Officer, SW Mary Gower
Chair, Community Campus Directors Council Gary Turner
Chair, Faculty Alliance Lisa Hoferkamp
Chair, Staff Alliance Kara Axx
Chair, Coalition of Student Leaders Colby Freel
Chair, System Governance Council Kara Axx

 

UA Summit Team Proposal Form

The Summit Team proposal form can be used by students, staff, and faculty, when an issue or an idea they would like to address arises which concerns the entire University of Alaska Statewide System.

Click here to fill out the word document form. Please send the document to ua.president@alaska.edu for submission.

UA Summit Team Meeting Agendas and Documents

Summit Team Meeting: 12/14/17 Agenda

Meeting Documents:

 

December Council Scorecards, Strategic Pathways Reports & Updates Follow-up Memo
Summit Team Meeting: 11/16/17 Agenda

Meeting Documents:

Title IX Nov. 2017 Highlights

UAA Progress on EAB Student Success Collaborative

UAF Progress on EAB Student Success Collaborative

November Council Scorecards, Strategic Pathways Reports & Updates  Follow-up Memo
Summit Team Meeting: 10/11/17 Agenda

Meeting Documents: 

Title IX Oct. 2017 Highlights

Draft Plan 2025 Slides

Enrollment Strategy Considerations

October Council Scorecards, Strategic Pathways Reports & Updates Follow-up Memo
Summit Team Meeting: 9/21/17 Agenda

Meeting Documents: 

Title IX Sept. 2017 Highlights

Update on Non-Degree Seeking On-Boarding Process at UA

Sept. Council Proposed Charters, Strategic Pathways Reports & Updates  Follow-up Memo
Summit Team Meeting: 8/16/17 Agenda     Follow-up Memo
Memo from President Johnsen: 6/26/17  

Expansion of Summit Team, Reorganization of System-wide Councils, and Establishment of Executive Council

    

System-wide Councils

Click on a council's name to be transported to its website, where you can find more information on charters, meeting agendas, and other documents. (Websites are under construction.)

(Council chairs are designated by * and vice chairs, if applicable, are designated by **)

Academic

Research

Student Services

Interim Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, SW* Paul Layer
Provost, UAF Susan Henrichs
Provost, UAA Duane Hrncir
Provost, UAS Karen Carey
Vice Chair, Community Council Directors Council Priscilla Schulte
Vice Chancellor for Research, UAF Larry Hinzman
Dean of College of Health, Vice Provost of Health Programs, UAA Jeff Jessee
Faculty Alliance Chair (AY18) Lisa Hoferkamp
Faculty Alliance Chair (AY19) Chris Fallen
Faculty Alliance Chair (AY20) Maria Williams
 

 

Vice Chancellor for Research, UAF* Larry Hinzman
Provost, UAF Susan Henrichs
Vice Provost for Research, UAA Helena Wisniewski
Vice Provost for Research, UAS Paula Martin
Director, EPSCoR Anupma Prakash
Director, Office of Grants and Contracts, UAF Rosemary Madnick
Chief Financial Officer, SW Myron Dosch
Associate Vice President, Government Relations, SW Miles Baker
Associate Vice President, Student and Enrollment Strategy, SW* Saichi Oba
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UAA Bruce Schultz
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UAF Keith Champagne
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UAS Joe Nelson 
Chief Title IX Officer, SW Mary Gower 
Director, UA College Savings Plan, SW  Lael Oldmixon
Vice Chancellor for Rural, Community & Native Education, UAF Evon Peter
 Representative, Staff Alliance Ryan Hill

Human Resources

Information Technology

Business

Chief Human Resources Officer, SW* Keli Hite McGee
Director, Human Resources, UAA Ron Kamahele
Director, Human Resources, UAF Brad Lobland
Director, Human Resources, UAS Gail Cheney
Director, Labor Relations, SW Geoff Bacon
Director, Compensation, SW Tara Ferguson
Director, Benefits, SW Erika Van Flein
Director, HR Accounting and HRIS, SW Michelle Pope
Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, UAF Paul Layer
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, UAA John Stalvey
Representative, Staff Alliance Brenda Levesque
Chief Information Technology Officer, SW* Karl Kowalski
Interim Chief Information Officer, UAA Adam Paulick
Chief Information Officer, UAF Martha Mason
Chief Information Officer, UAS Michael Ciri
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, UAF Kari Burrell
Chief Financial Officer, SW Myron Dosch
Interim Provost, UAA Duane Hrncir
Chief Human Resources Officer, SW Keli Hite McGee
Interim Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, SW* Paul Layer
Associate Vice President, Institutional Research and Analysis, SW Gwen Gruenig
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UAS Joseph Nelson
Associate Vice President, Student and Enrollment Strategy, SW Saichi Oba
Director, Northwest Campus, UAF Bob Metcalf
Chair, Faculty Alliance Lisa Hoferkamp
Chief Financial Officer, SW* Myron Dosch
Vice President, University Relations, SW Michelle Rizk
Interim Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, UAA Pat Shier
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, UAF Kari Burrell
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, UAS Michael Ciri
Director, Facilities & Land Management, SW Christine Klein
Director, Internal Audit, SW Nikki Pittman
Chief Procurement Officer, UAF John Hebard
Chief Human Resources Officer, SW Keli Hite McGee
Chief Risk Officer, SW Tim Edwards
Chair, Staff Alliance Kara Axx

Subgroup: Facilities

Development and Alumni

University Relations

Institutional Research

President, UA Foundation* Susan Foley
Vice President, University Relations, SW Michelle Rizk
Executive Director, UA Foundation Megan Riebe
Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, UAA Megan Olson
Director of Development and Alumni Relations, UAF Emily Drygas
Director, Development & Alumni Relations, UAS Lynne Johnson
Alumni Relations Director, UAF Kate Ripley
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni Relations, UAA Rachel Morse
Alumni Relations Manager, UAS Jessy Post
Dean, School of Management, UAF Mark Herrmann
Dean, College of Engineering and Mines, UAF Doug Goering
Dean, College of Engineering, UAA Fred Barlow
Interim Dean, College of Business and Public Policy, UAA Bogdan Hoanca
Vice President, University Relations, SW* Michelle Rizk
Associate Vice President of Public Affairs, SW Robbie Graham
Assistant Vice Chancellor, University Relations, UAA Vacant
Director, University Relations, UAF Michelle Renfrew
Public Information Officer, UAS Keni Campbell
Dean, Community and Technical College, UAA Denise Runge
Dean, College of Liberal Arts, UAF Todd Sherman
Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations, UAA Ian Marks
Senior Public Information Officer, UAF Marmian Grimes
Representative, Public Information Officer Council  Meghan Murphy
Director, Preparing Indigenous Teachers & Administrators for Alaska's Schools, UAS Ronalda Cadiente-Brown
Public Relations & Marketing Manager, UAA Kirstin Olmstead
Representative, Staff Alliance Sue Mitchell
Associate Vice President, Institutional Research and Analysis, SW* Gwen Gruenig
Chief Information Technology Officer, SW Karl Kowalski
Associate Vice Provost, Institutional Research, UAA Erin Holmes
Director, Institutional Research, UAF Ian Olson
Director, Institutional Research, UAS Brad Ewing
Provost, UAS Karen Carey
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UAA Bruce Schultz
Executive Dean, UA College of Education Vacant
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, UAA John Stalvey

Community Campus Directors

 e-Learning (Academic Council subgroup)

 Facilities (Business Council subgroup) 

Director, Kenai Peninsula College, UAA Gary Turner
Director, Ketchikan Campus, UAS** Priscilla Schulte
Dean, Community and Technical College, UAF Michelle Stalder
Dean, Community and Technical College, UAA Denise Runge
Executive Dean, Career Education, UAS Pete Traxler
Director, Northwest Campus, UAF Bob Metcalf
Director, Kuskokwim Campus, UAF Mary Ciuniq Pete
Director, Bristol Bay Campus, UAF Cynthia Rogers
Interim Director, Chukchi Campus, UAF Kristen Dau
Director, Prince William Sound College, UAA J. Daniel O'Connor
Director, Kodiak College, UAA Alan Fugleberg
Director, Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College, UAA Carol Swartz
Director, Sitka Campus, UAS Paula Martin
Director, Mat-Su Campus, UAA Talis Colberg
Director, Interior Alaska Campus, UAF Bryan Uher
Associate Vice President, Workforce Programs, SW Fred Villa
Provost, UAS Karen Carey
Faculty, UAS Maren Haavig
Director, e-Learning and Distance Education, UAF Carol Gering
Director and Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology, UAA Dave Dannenberg
Interim Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, Interim Vice Provost for Research, UAS Paula Martin
Dean, School of Management, UAF Mark Herrmann
Dean, Community and Technical College, UAA Denise Runge
Director, Kenai Peninsula College Gary Turner
President, UAF Faculty Senate Chris Fallen
 
Vice President, University Relations, SW Michelle Rizk
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Facilities Services & Campus Services, UAA Christopher Turletes
Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Services, UAF Scott Bell
Director, Facilities Services, UAS Nathan Leigh
Associate Vice President of Finance, SW Jim Lynch
Director, Facilities & Land Management, SW Christine Klein
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, UAF Kari Burrell
Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, UAS Michael Ciri
Interim Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, UAA Pat Shier
 

 

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