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Chancellor's Cabinet

Overview

Leadership at UAS is built on a collaborative model that includes top administrators from the three campuses as well as faculty, staff and students in leadership positions. Several regional planning and management groups assist in the development and implementation of policies and initiatives, and participate in the day-to-day operation of the university.

Executive Cabinet

The executive cabinet is composed of the senior university administrators who serve as the university's officers and who report directly to the chancellor.  They work closely together with the chancellor, president, board of regents, and academic leadership to provide advice, develop and implement university-wide initiatives, and oversee operation of the university. This group meets weekly and includes:

Karen Carey, Ph.D.

Karen Carey, Ph.D.

Chancellor

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Maren Haavig, C.P.A., D.B.A. (she/her)

Maren Haavig, C.P.A., D.B.A.

Provost, Dean of Research & Sponsored Programs, and Associate Professor of Accounting

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Michael Ciri

Michael Ciri

Vice Chancellor for Administration

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Lori A. Klein, M.S. (she/her)

Lori A. Klein, M.S.

Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs

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Ronalda Cadiente Brown, M.A.

Ronalda Cadiente Brown, M.A.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Alaska Native Programs and Director of PITAAS

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Chancellor's Cabinet

The Chancellor's Cabinet is responsible for strategic planning and budgeting, Enrollment Management, Student Success and the regional Teaching and Learning Roundtable. This cabinet meets monthly on the second Monday of each month, and includes all Executive Cabinet members (listed above) as well as: 

Campus Directors and Academic Deans

Paul Kraft, Ed.D.

Paul Kraft, Ed.D.

Sitka Campus Director

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Priscilla Schulte, Ph.D. (she/her)

Priscilla Schulte, Ph.D.

Ketchikan Campus Director, Professor of Anthropology/Sociology

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Carin D. Silkaitis, M.F.A. (they/them, she/her)

Carin D. Silkaitis, M.F.A.

Dean of Arts and Sciences / Interim Dean of Career Ed.

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Elise Tomlinson, M.P.A., M.L.I.S. (she/her)

Elise Tomlinson, M.P.A., M.L.I.S.

UAS Library Dean, including the Learning, Testing, & Writing Centers, & the Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT)

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Department Leads

Trisha Lee, B.L.A. (she/her)

Trisha Lee, B.L.A.

Registrar

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Nathan Bodenstadt, M.S. (he/him)

Nathan Bodenstadt, M.S.

Dean of Students

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Lynne Johnson, CFRE

Lynne Johnson, CFRE

Director, Development & Alumni Relations

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Janelle Cook

Janelle Cook

Financial Aid Director

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Kristen Handley, M.S.

Institutional Effectiveness Director

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Dashiell M. Hillgartner, B.A., M.A. (he/him)

Dashiell M. Hillgartner, B.A., M.A.

Director of Admissions & Academic Exchange and Study Away Coordinator

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Jon Lasinski, M.B.A.

Director of Business Services

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Nathan C. Leigh

Nathan C. Leigh

Director, Facilities Services

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Julie Vigil

Director, Budget, Grants and Contracts

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Ryan Sand, M.S.L.

Ryan Sand, M.S.L.

Director of EHS, Emergency & Risk Management Services

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Alison Krein

Alison Krein

Creative Manager

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Keni Campbell

Keni Campbell

Public Information Officer and Executive Assistant to the Chancellor

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Louisa Cryan (she/her)

Louisa Cryan

UAS Business Partner

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Governance Representatives

Faculty Senate President, Faculty Senate President-Elect, and Staff Council President:

Jennifer Ward, M.L.I.S.

Jennifer Ward, M.L.I.S.

Associate Professor of Library and Information Science, Outreach Services Librarian

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Glenn D. Wright, Ph.D.

Glenn D. Wright, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science; Statewide Coordinator, Senator Ted Stevens State Legislative Internship Program

For Glenn, the study of politics is a vocation as well as a pastime, though he also enjoys skiing and sea kayaking. He writes on environmental issues, resource governance, and Alaska state politics and spends about 150 days a year on skis or in a kayak.

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Jon Lasinski, M.B.A.

Director of Business Services

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Governance Committee

The Governance Committee meet once a semester with the Extended cabinet and are invited to the Chancellor's Cabinet meetings determined by agenda topic(s). 

  • Jen Ward, Faculty Senate President
  • Jon Lasinski, Staff Council President
  • Student Government President or Designee