A stable university is one that people will attend, she says.
Pat Pitney will be heading back to the University of Alaska.
Whoever gets the job will be tasked with navigating the University of Alaska system through continued financial turmoil—brought on by continued funding cuts handed down by Gov. Mike Dunleavy as well as the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic—all while trying to mend infighting in the university system.
Unlike Dunleavy’s now-departed budget director, Donna Arduin, Pitney has also close ties to Alaska.