Office of the Chancellor


Chancellor Cathy Sandeen

Chancellor Cathy Sandeen

Dr. Cathy Sandeen is an educational leader who is committed to providing opportunity for more Alaskans to earn degrees and credentials through strategic innovation. She began serving as chancellor of the University of Alaska Anchorage in September 2018.

UAA’s core missions are excellence, student success and workforce development. With campuses in Anchorage, Homer, Kodiak, Palmer, Soldotna and Valdez, as well as Middle Colleges for high school students in Anchorage, Palmer and Eagle River, UAA is Alaska’s largest postsecondary institution.

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Expedited Program Review Update

UAA is undertaking an expedited program review to meet new fiscal realities resulting from state budget cuts. Recommendations from deans and the provost on academic program changes, including continuation, revision or deletion, are now posted on the status page. This review is an ongoing process, leading to final decisions from the Board of Regents at its June 2020 meeting. For details on the process, timeline and feedback opportunities, visit


The University of Alaska is partnering with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus disease 2019. Our health and emergency management teams are monitoring the status of the outbreak and are reporting back to university leaders so we can be prepared if COVID-19 directly affects our students or employees. UA coronavirus information.


Chancellor Messages

 Visit the UAA Budget web page for additional updates.

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