Weather Closure

University of Alaska Anchorage campus will be closed September 24, 2021 beginning at 6:40 AM, due to weather. Students and employees should check their email for more information. The university will remain closed for the weekend and reopen on Monday morning.

The Alaska Airlines Center will be open Saturday, September 25, for the home volleyball match that afternoon.

Campus Planning Advisory Board

CPAB Members

                   Board Members  
Administrative Services Bill Jacob  
Academic Affairs Denise Runge  
College Name Term Expires, June
College of Arts & Sciences Ian Hartman FY-2021
College of Business and Public Policy Gokhan Karahan FY-2022
College of Engineering Anthony Paris FY-2021
College of Health Sharon Chamard FY-2022
Community & Technical College Kelly Smith FY-2021
Community Campuses Scott Downing FY-2022
Consortium Library Jodee Kuden FY-2021
Area Name Term Expires, June
Administrative Services Carrie Couey, KPC FY-2022
Research John Moore, CAS FY-2021
Centers and Institutes Jon Bittner, Alaska SBDC FY-2022
Student Services Tania Rowe, TRIO FY-2021
Vice Provost, Academic Affairs Susan Kalina  
Director, Budget Office Ryan Buchholdt  
AVC Facilities & Campus Services Kim Mahoney  
AVP, Institutional Research Erin Holmes  


 Chancellor's Charge

The UAA Campus Planning Advisory Board (CPAB) was created in FY 2020 to strengthen institutional communication, decision making, and transparency. 


The UAA Campus Planning Advisory Board shall provide input for the Chancellor and members of the Chancellor’s Cabinet on matters pertaining to guiding principles, policies, and resources which impact students, employees and/or community members UAA experience.  CPAB will ensure fulfillment of the UAA strategic plan by reviewing and providing input on policy and resource decisions that are submitted to Cabinet. CPAB’s charges and expectations include the following:

  • Providing input for UAA’s planning and budgeting processes, including reviewing and submitting comments for the annual proposed budget;
  • Providing input for the continuous improvement and refinement of UAA’s planning and budgeting processes including budgeting principles and methodology;
  • Ensuring meaningful participation by appropriate governance groups of our university community.

Examples of matters appropriate for CPAB include:

  1. Providing input for alignment, budget impacts, and prioritization needs for the UAA Strategic Plan, Accreditation process, and the Campus Master Plan
  2. Provide advice for training, communication, reporting needs, and budget model review and evaluation.
  3. Gain an understanding of UAA’s financial position and discussion of budget to actual and prior year comparisons.
  4. Providing input for budget processes including Administrative Reviews. 


The UAA Campus Planning Advisory Board shall be co-chaired by the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services.  CPAB will include fourteen members, serving on two-year staggered terms, as recommended to the Chancellor by respective UAA governance groups, composed of:

  • Seven faculty members (representing each college (6) and Community Campus (1) with cross representation of the Faculty Senate Budget Planning & Facilities Advisory Committee)
  • Four staff members (representing areas that would include Academic Affairs and Research, Administrative Services, Advancement, Student Affairs)
  • Three students: two undergraduate and one graduate student 

Members are encouraged to arrange a substitute or delegate when unable to attend to ensure representation. 

The Director of Budget, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities and Campus Services, Director of Institutional Research, and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (Accreditation) shall serve as ex officio, non-voting members. 


The CPAB shall have regular meetings twice a semester (Fall and Spring) and must ensure 30 days’ notice is provided to university leadership and departments of upcoming regular meetings. This notice period is intended to ensure units have sufficient time to develop presentations and proposals.  CPAB agenda shall be published no less than 15 days prior to each CPAB meeting. 

When appropriate, as part of CPAB’s review process a 30 day notice of rule/policy/decision making to the campus community may be recommended.  The notice process serves as an official announcement and explains plans to address a problem or accomplish a goal.  Such notices must give others an opportunity to submit comments for consideration.  Additional meetings may be called by the co-chairs as needed for time-sensitive policy or resource decisions without 30 days’ notice.