The 75-year-old car dealership owner will take the place of Regent Gloria O’Neill for an eight-year term that concludes in 2029. O’Neill, who is the President and CEO of Cook Inlet Tribal Council and lives in Anchorage, was appointed to the position in 2013 by former Gov. Sean Parnell.
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Over the course of more than 4,200 words sent to University of Alaska students, Student Regent Cachet Garrett spouted nonsensical, Marianne Williamson-esque pop-psych jumbo and told students “NO MORE SUICIDING.”
The University of Alaska hits the brakes on an budget-driven overhaul.
Consolidation isn’t a done deal, either.
The University of Alaska has escaped the worst-case scenario, but there are still major cuts in its future.
The move sets its sights on reducing and eliminating administrative costs while limiting cuts to academics and research as much as possible.
They can keep on hoping, but it’s time to start planning, said Regent John Davies.
Facing a massive cut, the University of Alaska is moving ahead today with a declaration of financial exigency that will allow it to radically transform the university in a matter of weeks.