Office of the Chancellor
Interim Chancellor Sam Gingerich
As chancellor, Dr. Sam Gingerich is continuing to lead initiatives that focus on the University of Alaska Anchorage’s core missions of excellence, student success and workforce development to benefit UAA’s nearly 18,000 students.
Dr. Gingerich was appointed interim chancellor of UAA, effective July 1, 2017, upon the retirement of Chancellor Tom Case. Since 2015, Dr. Gingerich had served as provost and executive vice chancellor for UAA, launching UAA 2020, the Diversity Action and Inclusion Plan and institutional reaccreditation. Read more.
Path for Student Success
We are committed to removing barriers to student success so more Seawolves persist and complete their educational goals. The Community & Technical College (CTC) has created a “front door” for UAA with its recent reorganization around student success, including the Learning Commons, Writing Center and Math Emporium. We are planning so that by Fall 2018, tier 1 GER courses will shift from the College of Arts and Sciences to CTC. Along with this change, CTC will take on a new name: the University and Technical College (UTC), which reflects our commitment to being an open-access university with a renewed focus on student success. Read more about UAA’s implementation of the new UTC at UAA2020 or here.
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