Ketchikan city mayor receives honorary doctorate
Ketchikan City Mayor Dave Kiffer was awarded an honorary doctorate at UAS Ketchikan’s 2022 graduation ceremony held at the Ted Ferry Civic Center.
Dr. Dave Kiffer speaking at the 2022 UAS Ketchikan commencement ceremony (photo courtesy of UAS Ketchikan professor Barbara Morgan).
UAS Chancellor Karen Carey said Kiffer has served his community in a wide variety of roles, including journalist, historian, teacher, poet, musician and elected official. Currently the mayor of the city of Ketchikan, Kiffer previously served as a Ketchikan City Council member, borough mayor, and member of the borough assembly. He has also been an adjunct professor at UAS Ketchikan for 25 years. In other words, he’s worn a lot of hats – and Carey said she was glad to bestow upon Kiffer a ceremonial hood signifying the honorary degree.