Transitions and Recognition

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The Transitions section is a popular part of the Statewide Voice, allowing an opportunity to meet new employees, say good bye to parting co-workers and celebrate awards and recognition. Please contact mmusick@alaska.edu with employee news to see it listed in this section.

Welcome CHRO Keli Hite McGee

The new Chief Human Resources Officer Keli Hite McGee's first day as head of UA human resources was June 13. You may have already seen her in the hallways as she's already been hard at work meeting with HR departments, participating in Strategic Pathways, establishing goals and meeting with the Statewide Administration Assembly. McGee's experience and enthusiasm will be of great benefit to the entire UA system. Welcome Keli!

For more information please refer to the announcement of her appointment in the April Statewide Voice. HERE

Farewell to Chris Christensen

Associate Vice President of State Relations Chris Christensen had his last day June 24. Christensen's service was honored by a resolution during the June Board of Regents meeting. Christensen was recognized for serving an important liaison role for the university, regularly communicating information about key pieces of legislation and the capital and operating budget process with a wide variety of university stakeholders; for writing regular UA Capitol Reports to inform and inspire UA supporters and advocates throughout the legislative session providing invaluable insight into the ongoing activity in Juneau; for his quiet manner, dark humor and straightforward speech which earned him the nickname “Prince of Darkness” for starting nearly every State Relations update with a declaration of bad news to follow; for spending the past 31 years living in a motel room in the Driftwood Lodge during the legislative session; and for making “Take Your Dog to Work Day” a regular event, among many other important contributions and achievements. He will truly be missed.

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