Understanding, Engaging, and Celebrating Diversity
The University of Alaska system's students, faculty and staff represent a tremendous
mix of identities. We are multi-generational, multicultural and multitalented.
We must embrace our diversity, and seek even greater equity and inclusion by welcoming
everyone and by supporting each other in our differences. These values will unite
us in our mission to provide a transformative university experience for all.
Our universities are amazing communities filled with unique life experiences, racial and ethinic diversity, sexual orientations, abilities, religious beliefs and many other identities. But we can and must do more to build a culture of compassion, respect and inclusion so that all people may thrive in our campuses and communities.
April 15, 2022
An initiative launched a decade ago to create an Indigenous Studies Center received a major boost Tuesday with a $1 million donation from Kinross Alaska to the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
March 21, 2022
Dannielle Carlson, UAS alumni class of 2017 and Rural Admissions Counselor for UAS is assuming a new position at the University of Alaska Southeast.
Samantha Wade, who is of Inupiaq descent, is a senior pursuing a B.S. in biological sciences with a concentration in physiology. Wade is a fourth-year BLaST Scholar and holds an officer title in the UAF Pre-Medical Society.
The Senior Advisor has been tasked with coordinating recommendations developed through the Alaska Native Success Initiative and to foster partnerships between the UA system and Alaska Native organizations. In addition, the advisor is able to advise the president, chancellors and other university system leaders on critical issues including engaging with the Alaska Native Studies Council, UA for Racial Justice, and other university affiliated groups to develop strategies for progress on diversity, equity and inclusion goals.
Senior Advisor for Alaska Native Success, Institutional Diversity and Student Engagement