Understanding, Engaging, and Celebrating Diversity
“The university offers an amazing, culturally-diverse student body, but we can do more to incorporate who we are as Native people into all areas of university life and learning. We should be unapologetic about who we are as Alaskan Natives, and diversity, equity and inclusion should be felt throughout our universities. We need to encourage all staff to embrace the values that Alaska Natives bring as universal values, and we must always critically address our institutions and how they operate.”
Pearl Brower, Senior Advisor for Alaska Native Success, Institutional Diversity and Student Engagement
Dr. Pearl Brower has been tasked with coordinating recommendations developed through the Alaska Native Success Initiative and to foster partnerships between the UA system and the Alaska Federation of Natives, the 13 regional Native corporations and their foundation partners. Brower will be available to advise the president, chancellors and other university system leaders on these critical issues including engaging with the Alaska Native Studies Council, UA for Racial Justice, and other university affiliated groups to develop strategies for progress.
Senior Advisor for Alaska Native Success, Institutional Diversity and Student Engagement