SA Executive Team

Dr. Bruce Schultz
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Dr. Lacy Karpilo
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Access, Advising & Transition
Dr. Dewain Lee
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Development & Dean of Students
Eric Pedersen
Associate Vice Chancellor
for Enrollment Services
 
 
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SA Leadership Team

Academic & Multicultural Student Services

Jon Deisher
Director of Disability Support Services
Dr. Kim Patterson
Director of Student Support Services
Willy Templeton
Director of Native Student Services
Dr. E. Andre Thorn
Director of Multicultural Center

Enrollment Services

Mayra L. López-González
Director of Electronic Student Services
Mike Smith
Director of the Office of Student Information
Sonya Stein
Director of Student Financial Assistance
Lora Volden
University Registrar

Student Access, Advising & Transition

Jen Jensen
Director of New Student Recruitment
Theresa Lyons
Director of New Student Orientation
Linda Morgan
Director of Advising & Testing Center

Student Development

Georiga Dekeyser
Director of Student Health & Counseling Center
Dawn Dooley
Associate Dean of Students
Dr. Ryan-Jasen Anders Henne
Director of Residence Life
Joanne von Pronay
Interim Director of Career Services Center
Annie Route
Director of Student Life & Leadership
Bruce Schultz

Bruce Schultz, Ed.D.

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Office: University Center 105
Phone: 907.786.6108
Email: brschultz@uaa.alaska.edu


Vice Chancellor Bruce R. Schultz serves as a member of the chancellor’s cabinet and has administrative responsibility for all Student Affairs departments and units.

Bruce Schultz received his B. A. (International Business and German) from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and his M.Ed. (Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education) from Ball State University. He received his doctorate (Educational and Organizational Leadership) from the University of La Verne.

Dr. Schultz began his professional career in student affairs at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) in 1992 as the administrative coordinator of Residence Life. In 1995 he became UAA’s Associate Dean of Students and in 2005 the Dean of Students and Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Development. As part of Bruce’s professional advancement at UAA, Bruce has served in multiple interim positions including interim Director of Residence Life, interim Student Leadership Coordinator and interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. In June 2010, he was appointed Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

Dr. Schultz has been recognized for his professional service and leadership as evidenced by: receiving the Thomas M. Mangoon Excellence in Counseling Award from the American College Personnel Association; receiving the UAA Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Outstanding Contributions to Students, in Outstanding Collaboration among University Departments and in Exemplary Group Achievement; and being awarded the Top 40 under 40 from the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and the Alaska Journal of Commerce.

Dr. Schultz’ current professional interests include transforming the transition to college experience for UAA’s first year students, creating synergy among student engagement and multicultural student programs, building staff capacity for innovation and change, and building collaborative programs between administrative services, academic affairs, university advancement and student affairs to transform the total educational experience of students.

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Dr. Lacy Karpilo

Lacy Karpilo, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Access,
Advising & Transition

Email: lacy@uaa.alaska.edu

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Dr. Dewain Lee

Dewain Lee, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Development
and Dean of Students

Office: Student Union 204
Phone: 907.786.1214
Email: dllee@uaa.alaska.edu
Website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/deanofstudents

Dr. Dewain L. Lee has more than 21 years experience in higher education administration, particularly in student success program development aimed at preparing students; particularly minority students for success.  She is currently the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Development and Dean of Students at the University Alaska Anchorage.  She is responsible for programs and services, which are designed to assist and support students in achieving academic and personal success.  In her previous position as Dean of Students at Dillard University, she emphasized effective leadership and management, outreach, planning and effective program development to meet retention and student success goals.

Dr. Lee has used her role in higher education to make a presence and be an advocate for social causes and humanitarian efforts.  Viewing education as the great equalizer, she spends her time lecturing and presenting on the importance of education, particularly higher education for minorities.  Dr. Lee has used this platform to present career development and life preparation sessions at many of the New Orleans area public schools and at high schools in Anchorage, Alaska to both students and their parents.  In an effort to empower parents of minority students, she was appointed by the Anchorage School Board to serve on the Multicultural Educational Concerns Advisory Committee.  As a member of this committee, she advises the board on issues relating to multicultural students and their families.  She is chair of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Alaska Leadership Council, where she works with the National UNCF Office to provide students in Alaska an opportunity to attend college through the administration and management of college scholarships.

In addition to lectures on education, Dr. Lee has presented keynote presentations and speaking engagements on personal and professional motivation, overcoming diversity, goal setting, hope and empowerment and challenges and issues facing African America Women and families all with a focus and underlying message of strength, courage and wisdom.

Dr. Lee holds membership is several professional organizations as well as an Honor Society.  She is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and also holds the offices of Regional Vice President and member of the National Board of Directors as well as a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Foundation Board.  Her other memberships include the American Counseling Association, the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the Alaska Women in Higher Education, the Young Leadership Council, the Southern Association of Pre-Law Advisors and NASPA the professional association for student affairs administrators in higher education.  In addition, she serves on the Governing Board of the Mayoral Fellows Program to which she was appointed under New Orleans’ Mayor C. Ray Nagin.  She is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the non-profit minority student development and mentoring foundation, Fountain of Youth Foundation in New Orleans Louisiana.  She is also on the Board of Directors for STAR (Standing Together Against Rape) and well as a member of STAR’s Finance Committee.  In addition to her professional memberships she also holds membership in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), the National Urban League and she is a member of the Links, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.

In addition Dr. Lee was selected by Ford Motor Company Fund as a 2012 Freedom Sister; which is an annual award sponsored in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institute given to women for their dedication to social causes and humanitarian efforts.

Dr. Lee earned a Bachelor's degree in 1991 in Communication from the University of New Orleans, a Master's degree in 1996 from Xavier University and a Ph.D. In Organization and Management with a specialization in Human Resource Management from Capella University in 2007, and in 2008 she was awarded the American Counseling Association's Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award for her dissertation on Generation X in the workplace.

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Eric Pedersen, Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services

Eric Pedersen

Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services

Office: University Center 106
Phone: 907.786.1266
Email: erpedersen@uaa.alaska.edu
Website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/onestop



Associate Vice Chancellor Eric Pedersen serves as a member of the Student Affairs executive team and has oversight over all Enrollment Services. 

Eric Pedersen has over 25 years of progressively responsible experience in admissions, enrollment management and financial aid at institutions spanning from career colleges to comprehensive universities to highly selective liberal arts colleges.  Prior to his service at University of Alaska Anchorage, he served as the Dean of Enrollment Management at Saint Martin’s University, Director of Admissions at Cornish College of the Arts, Associate and Assistant Director of Admissions at Whitman College, and Assistant Director of Admissions and Admission Representative at The Art Institute of Seattle. Throughout his career he has had the opportunity to work with a diverse array of students.

Eric has an exciting track record of recruiting students from Billings, Montana to Bangkok, Thailand.  His experience includes: developing outreach plans for high school, transfer and international students, creating campus visit programs, developing student friendly communication plans and publications, and finding ways to help student leverage financial aid.  Eric also has experience assisting institutions with strategic planning, assessment and accreditation.

He is currently the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services and is serving as President of the Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC). Eric leads the Enrollment Services team, which includes the offices of Admissions, Electronic Student Services, Registrar, Student Financial Assistance, and the Office of Student Information (UAA One-Stop). Their services revolve around helping current and future UAA students from the beginning of their education through graduation. 

Eric Pedersen has earned a Masters of Education degree in College Student Affairs form Azusa Pacific University in 2003 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Whitman College in 1989.

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Jon Deisher

Director of Disability Support Services

Office: Rasmuson Hall 105
Phone: 907.786.4535
Email: jcdeisher@uaa.alaska.edu
Website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/dss

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Georgia Dekeyser

Director of Student Health & Counseling Center

Office: Rasmuson Hall 116
Phone: 907.786.4040
Email: gkdekeyser@uaa.alaska.edu
Website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/studenthealth

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Dawn Dooley

Associate Dean of Students

Office: Student Union 204
Phone: 907.786.1214
Email: dpdooley@uaa.alaska.edu
Website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/deanofstudents

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Ryan-Jasen Anders Henne

Ryan-Jasen Anders Henne, Ph.D.

Director of Residence Life

Office: MAC-6 103
Phone: 907.786.7449
Email: rhenne@uaa.alaska.edu
Website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/residencelife

Ryan-Jasen Anders Henne is the Director of Residence Life. He received his BS from East Carolina University in Communication and Business and his M.Ed. from Grand Valley State University. Since graduate school, he's worked in higher education at Occidental College, the Massachusetts Institute of Techonology, Washington University in St. Louis and most recently Tulane University. Ryan-Jasen is currently is finishing his PhD in Educational Leadership & Counseling Foundations from the University of New Orleans. Ryan-Jasen really enjoys Alaskan living, being a part of the University community and helping students maximize their undergraduate experience. Ryan-Jasen has a passion for Social Justice, movies, sports, line-dancing and Smurfs.

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Jen Jensen

Jen Jensen

Director of New Student Recruitment

Office: University Center 106
Phone: 907.786.1269
Email: jajensen3@uaa.alaska.edu
Website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/futurestudents

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Joanne von Pronay

Interim Director of Career Services Center

Office: Rasmuson Hall 122
Phone: 907.786.4513
Email: jcvonpronay@uaa.alaska.edu
Website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/careerservices

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Mayra López-González, Director of Electronic Student Services

Mayra L. López-González

Director of Electronic Student Services

Office: University Center 106A
Phone: 907.786.1843
Email: mlopezgonzalez@uaa.alaska.edu
Website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/onestop



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Theresa Lyons

Director of New Student Orientation

Office: Student Union 101
Phone: 907.786.1240
Email: tlyons@uaa.alaska.edu
Website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/orientation



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Linda Morgan

Linda Morgan

Director of Advising & Testing Center

Office: University Center 131L
Phone: 907.786.4512
Email: ldmorgan@uaa.alaska.edu
Website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/advising-testing

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Kim Patterson, D.Min.

Director of Student Support Services

Office: Diplomacy Building 105
Phone: 907.786.1378
Email: kim.patterson@uaa.alaska.edu
Website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/sss

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Annie Route

Director of Student Life & Leadership

Office: Student Union 218
Phone: 907.786.1215
Email: adroute@uaa.alaska.edu
Website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/sll

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Sonya Stein, Director of Student Financial Assistance

Sonya Stein

Director of Student Financial Assistance

Office: University Center 105A
Phone: 907.786.1517
Email: sefisher@uaa.alaska.edu
Website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/financialaid



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Mike Smith, Director of Office of Student Information

Mike Smith

Director of the Office of Student Information

Office: University Center 101C
Phone: 907.786.6113
Email: mikesmith@uaa.alaska.edu




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Willy Templeton

Director of Native Student Services

Office: Rasmuson Hall 108
Phone: 907.786.4005
Email: wgtempleton@uaa.alaska.edu
Website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/nss

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E. Andre Thorn, Ph.D.

Director of Multicultural Center

Office: Rasmuson Hall 106
Phone: 907.786.4080
Email: eathorn@uaa.alaska.edu
Website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/multicultural

Andre has served as the Director of the Multicultural Center since 2011 after 13 years of serving in a variety of capacities at the University of Missouri. Andre has over 20 years in higher education (from the University of Missouri and the University of Nevada, Reno respectively) and has focused his efforts on developing collaborative ways to increase the retention, persistence and engagement among all of our talented multicultural students in a variety of academic, cultural, honors, research and leadership opportunities.

While at UAA, he has endeavored to "build a better Multicultural Center" with some major enhancements to the Multicultural Center and the programs within it such as AHAINA Student Programs, the new Seawolf Success Program and the Department of Education funded Educational Opportunity Center.  On a personal note, Andre is also putting the finishing touches on his PhD. From the University of Missouri in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and has been married for 19 years to Stephanie White Thorn, Esq. for 19 years.

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Lora Volden, University Registrar

Lora Volden

University Registrar

Office: University Center 201
Phone: 907.786.1560
Email: llvolden@uaa.alaska.edu
Website: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/records

Lora received her B.A. (Applied Psychology) from St. Cloud State University in 1992 and her M.Coun. (Student Affairs and College Counseling) from Idaho State University in 1997. Lora has more than 20 years of professional experience within higher education and student affairs at five different universities, including previous positions with residence life, housing, multicultural training, leadership development, and first year experience.

Lora began at UAA in 2001 as the first ever Director of New Student Orientation. In 2006, Lora was hired as the Assistant Registrar for UAA and was promoted later to an Associate Registrar. In March 2012, Lora was appointed to her current position, University Registrar. As a first generation college student, Lora remains committed to improving processes that can make the university experience better for all students.

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