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Chancellor's Core Cabinet and Extended 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 & Director of Admissions

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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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Core Cabinet

The Chancellor's Core 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.

  • Chancellor’s Executive Cabinet members (listed above)
  • Carin Silkaitis, Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences
  • Pete Traxler, Executive Dean of the School of Career & Technical Education
  • Elise Tomlinson, Dean of the Egan Library
  • VACANT, Dean of Students & Campus Life
  • Dr. Paul Kraft, Sitka Campus Director
  • Dr. Priscilla Schulte, Ketchikan Campus Director
  • Lynne Johnson, Director of Development & Alumni Relations
  • Nathan Leigh, Director of Facilities
  • Keni Campbell, Public Information Officer/Executive Assistant to the Chancellor
  • Kristen Handley, Director of Institutional Effectiveness
  • Jen Ward, Faculty Senate President
  • Jon Lasinski, Staff Council President

Extended Cabinet

These leaders meet once a semester with the Chancellor's Cabinet. Extended Cabinet members, or a subset of members, will  be invited to additional Chancellor's Cabinet meetings determined by agenda topic(s).  Extended Cabinet members include: 

  • Trisha Lee, Registrar
  • Julie Vigil, Director of Budget, Grants & Contracts
  • Jonathan Lasinski, Director of Business Services
  • Janelle Cook, Director of Financial Aid
  • Alison Krein, Creative Services Manager
  • Ryan Wark, Deputy Director of the Office of Equity and Compliance / Title IX
  • Louisa Cryan, UA Human Resources, Senior HR Business Partner for UAS

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