Sandi Culver

Sandi Culver

Co-Chair Support Task Force, AVC Finance
Office: UC 108C
Phone: 786-1007
Email: smculver@uaa.alaska.edu

Biography

I am UAA: In my 2.5 years with UAA I have embraced Higher Ed (previously in private industry) and seek to improve financial reporting and processes throughout our campus. I am excited about the positive outcomes of the Prioritization Process and am honored to be a Co-Chair of the Support/Function team as well as a member of the Steering committee.

 
Dewain Lee

Dewain Lee

Co-Chair Support Task Force, Dean of Students
Office: Student Union 204
Phone: 907.786.1214
Email: dllee@uaa.alaska.edu
Website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/deanofstudents

Biography

I am UAA: As the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Development and Dean of Students, I provide leadership for the Division of Student Development including the departments of Career Services, Residence Life, Student Health and Counseling, Student Life and Leadership, Student Union and Commuter Student Services and all functions of the Dean of Students Office. My primary goal is to foster student success by engaging students in learning opportunities that enhance their personal, social, cultural, moral, physical and cognitive growth. The intent is to create a campus environment that is both supportive and stimulating and provides a range of experiences in which personal development thrives and learning flourishes.

 
Jared Brandner

Jared Brandner

ANSEP Chief Administrative Officer
Office: ANSEP 202
Phone: 786-1077
Email: jdbrandner@uaa.alaska.edu

Biography

I am UAA: Jared has worked at UAA for nearly five years. First at the College of Education, where he was the Fiscal Manager, and now at ANSEP where is serves as the Chief Administrative Officer. Jared’s background is in public finance and accounting.

 
Geeta Kolean

Geeta Kolean

College of Education
Office: PSB 234G
Phone: 786-1938
Email: gkolean2@uaa.alaska.edu

Biography

I am UAA: I have over 17 years of University of Alaska financial and administrative management experience working in and with a wide range of university organizations and functions including academic units, finance, and human resources. I love working for UAA; it encourages work and life balance. It has given me an opportunity to be part of a community that is dedicated to helping students achieve their dreams. UAA is an exciting and rewarding place to work and I consider myself extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to be part of this campus family for over 17 years!

 
Soren Orley

Soren Orley

Associate Professor of Accounting, College of Business & Pub
Office: RH 307H
Phone: 786-4141
Email: seorley@uaa.alaska.edu

Biography

I am UAA: Soren’s broad range of experience includes a licensed CPA in the state of Alaska since 1985, and a 25 year active member of the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group. A UAA alumna with a Master’s in Business Administration, and former Associate Vice Chancellor of Budget & Finance, Soren was selected Teacher of the Year by the Accounting Club for 2011/2012.

 
Monica Kane

Monica Kane

Assistant Provost, Office of Academic Affairs
Office: ADM 214
Phone: 786-1030
Email: mekane@uaa.alaska.edu

Biography

I am UAA: Monica has worked for UAA for over 17 years of which approximately 13 have been in the Office of Academic Affairs. As the Assistant Provost and a member of the Provost's Executive Team, Monica's responsibilities are wide ranging. Several of her duties include planning and budget, project management, strategic planning, personnel and recruitment, continuous improvement, and restructuring. She holds a master's degree in organizational development with an emphasis on change management for complex and distributed systems.

 
Dede Allen

Dede Allen

Associate Athletic Director (Compliance & Academics)
Office: WFSC 220M
Phone: 786-4803
Email: dmallen@uaa.alaska.edu

Biography

I am UAA: Dede has held the title as associate director of athletics at the University of Alaska Anchorage since 1994. Her responsibilities include the areas of academics and compliance as well as fulfilling the role of Senior Woman Administrator. She is currently the Chair of the West Region and a member of the 8-person National DII Women's Basketball Committee.

 
Lonnie Mansell

Lonnie Mansell

Facilities Planner
Office: ULB 110G
Phone: 786-4902
Email: lmansell@uaa.alaska.edu

Biography

I am UAA: Lonnie started with UAA Facilities Planning & Construction in June 2012 bringing over 30 years of experience. Responsibilities include campus master planning, physical space management, capital improvement planning, and oversight of the digital CAD and GIS library. His biggest joy is to personally visit all University space during planning, because he planned federal facilities worldwide without ever seeing or visiting them!

 
Ryan Buchholdt

Ryan Buchholdt

Business Manager, Facilities & Campus Services
Office: ULB 109G
Phone: 786-1346
Email: rcbuchholdt@uaa.alaska.edu

Biography

I am UAA: I work out of the Associate Vice Chancellor’s office, helping with department policies/processes, planning, and customer outreach. I have only been employed with UAA since March 2013; however, in my previous life I was a student leader with five years of extensive experience in university governance. I graduated in May 2012 with a BBA in Management from UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy, and am currently pursuing an MBA.

 

Ron Kamahele

Director of Human Resource Services
Office: ULB 101H
Phone: 786-1419
Email: rckamahele@uaa.alaska.edu

Biography

I am UAA: I've worked in Human Resource Services at UAA since 2000 and taught here since 1998. I've been the Director of Human Resource Services since 2009. Prior to that I was Associate Director and Senior Human Resource Consultant. I was an adjunct instructor for College of Business and Public Policy from 1998 to 2013. Currently, I'm an adjunct instructor for the University Honors College working with the 49th State Fellows program. In my 15-year career with UAA, I've had the opportunity to work with hundreds of faculty, staff and students. It's been great being a part of growing Alaska's future.

 
Bob McDonnell

Bob McDonnell

Business Services Director
Office: ULA 111
Phone: 786-1153
Email: rcmcdonnell@uaa.alaska.edu

Biography

I am UAA: Coming from a law enforcement background, I have worked at UAA since 2007, starting as the Parking Services Director. Although being in a higher education environment is fairly new to me, I thoroughly enjoy being part of this university. It is the students, staff, and faculty around me that enrich my experience here.

 
Larry Foster

Larry Foster

Professor of Mathematics, College of Arts & Sciences
Office: SSB 154G
Phone: 786-4868
Email: lmfoster@uaa.alaska.edu

Biography

I am UAA: A colleague once noted that service to education adds to one’s wisdom and longevity – after 14 marvelous years at UAA, I agree.

 

Kathy Stephenson

College of Health
Office: HSB 309
Phone: 786-4585
Email: ksstephenson@uaa.alaska.edu

 
John Olofsson

John Olofsson

Professor of Civil/Environmental Engineering
Office: ENGR 206
Phone: 786-1075
Email: jaolofsson@uaa.alaska.edu

Biography

I am UAA: I am a member of the Civil Engineering Faculty (1990-present). My professional interests are in the area of water and wastewater treatment, management and policy in rural and remote Alaska. I am currently engaged in developing a comprehensive text using computable document format (.CDF) for use in instruction, design and process development.

 
Dawn Dooley

Dawn Dooley

Associate Dean of Students
Office: SU  204
Phone: 786-1214
Email: dpdooley@uaa.alaska.edu

Biography

I am UAA: As a member of the Dean of Students Office team, I work with colleagues to provide programs and services designed to assist and support students in achieving their academic and personal success. I currently oversee Residence Life, Student Union and Commuter Student Services, Student Conduct, Student Care and Alcohol, Drug and Wellness Education. I am a three time Alum of UAA, to include and Bachelor and two Master's degree from the College of Education.

 
Diane-Kozak

Diane Kozak

Director of Career Services Center, Division of Student Deve
Office: RH 122
Phone: 786-4533
Email: dhkozak@uaa.alaska.edu

 
Andre Thorn

Andre Thorn

Director of the Multicultural Center
Office: RH 106
Phone: 786-4080
Email: eathorn@uaa.alaska.edu

Biography

I am UAA: Hailing from Columbia, Missouri, Andre brings over 20 years of experience in higher education. He is passionate about students’ access, persistence and graduation! He likes that his experiences at UAA allow him to shape Alaskan students into scholars and leaders of the future.

 
Lora Volden

Lora Volden

University Registrar
Office: UC 201
Phone: 786-1560
Email: llvolden@uaa.alaska.edu

Biography

I am UAA: I have worked at UAA since 2001 and with the Registrar’s Office since 2006. I thoroughly enjoy finding new efficient ways to improve processes that can make the university experience better for students, faculty, staff and alumni.

 
Christi Bell

Christi Bell

UA Center for Economic Development
Office: DPL 202B
Phone: 786-5444
Email: cabell2@alaska.edu

Biography

I am UAA: Christi works with a dynamic team of University of Alaska professionals to provide technical assistance to community-based organizations engaged in economic development activities throughout Alaska. This includes strategic planning, feasibility studies, business planning, and market analysis, entrepreneurship ecosystem engagement, and corporate and professional coursework. She holds a CED (Certificate in Economic Development) from the International Economic Development Council as well as a Master of Business degree and a Master of Science degree in Resource Management, both from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.