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University of Alaska Southeast names Dr. Maren Haavig as Provost

Following a nationwide search, Dr. Maren Haavig has been appointed Provost and Dean of Research and Sponsored Programs for the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS).

Juneau, Alaska

Date of Press Release: March 21, 2022

Maren Haavig (credit: Ray Woodbury)
Maren Haavig (credit: Ray Woodbury)

Following a nationwide search, Dr. Maren Haavig has been appointed Provost and Dean of Research and Sponsored Programs for the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS). Haavig has served as Interim Provost since July 2020, under Chancellor Karen Carey. At UAS she has also served as Associate Dean for the School of Arts and Sciences, Dean of Graduate Studies and as an Associate Professor of Accounting. As Provost, Dr. Haavig collaborates with faculty to support the teaching, research, and service missions of UAS. She maintains strong working relationships with deans, campus directors in Sitka and Ketchikan, department chairs, and other faculty and staff to ensure high-quality academic performance and institutional effectiveness of the university. Dr. Haavig also serves as the academic liaison with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and University to maintain UAS’ accreditation, and is responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable standards and reporting expectations. She is based at the UAS Juneau Campus.

“Dr. Haavig is a dedicated member of the UAS team and his proven that over her nearly two years serving as Interim Provost. She brings the skills, knowledge, and thoughtfulness needed for the position of Provost and I am extremely pleased that she has accepted the the position of Provost,” noted Chancellor Karen Carey.

Maren Haavig earned her Doctor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Accounting from Walden University. She also holds Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from the University of Alaska Southeast, as well as a Bachelor of Arts with an Interdisciplinary concentration from Western Washington University, Fairhaven College. She is an active Certified Public Accountant in Alaska.

Haavig is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Accounting Association,, and the National Council of University Research Administrators. At UAS she taught courses in financial and managerial accounting, fund and governmental accounting, and financial management.

Prior to working at UAS, Dr. Haavig worked as a finance officer for the State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, as controller for Alaska Pacific Bank, as an accountant and internal auditor for the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, and as an auditor for the State of Alaska Legislature, Division of Legislative Audit.

A life-long Alaskan, Maren was born and raised in Sitka and currently lives in Juneau. She enjoys the many recreational, cultural, and educational opportunities that living in Southeast Alaska provides.

Maren remarked, “I am thrilled to have been selected as Provost at UAS. I look forward to continuing my work here. UAS is a wonderful institution, and I look forward to being a part of its continued success and serving our students.”

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Keni Campbell
University of Alaska Southeast
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