Meet the Team

The Office of Equity and Compliance staff are available Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm. If you have questions, would like to make a report or need assistance, you may contact any of our staff listed below. If outside of office hours and in need of immediate assistance, please call 911 or contact the University Police Department at 907-786-1120.

Sara Childress, M.S.W.

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Director of OEC, Title IX Coordinator, and 504 Coordinator
(907) 786-6086

Ben Stevens, J.D.

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Lead Civil Rights Investigator & Deputy Title IX Coordinator
(907) 786-4788

Ryan Wark, B.A.

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Civil Rights & Title IX Investigator
(907) 786-4680


Staff Training Information

Title IX Liaisons

There are Title IX liaisons at each satellite campus of UAA. The liaisons can assist by providing information on Title IX, including the reporting process and supports available. They can provide assistance in making a Title IX report to the Office of Equity and Compliance at UAA, or provide confidential resources available for their campus.

Prince William Sound College

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Shannon Stites

Interim Assistant Director of Student Affairs
(907) 834-1632

Kenai Peninsula - Kenai River

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Sara Rinearson

Student Services Director/Registrar
(907) 262-0314

Kenai Peninsula - Kachemak Bay

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Nancy Johnson

Student Services Manager/Senior Advisor
(907) 235-1655

Kodiak College

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Sandra Chichenoff

Administrative Assistant to the Director
(907) 486-1219

Mat-Su College

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Rebecca Steffenson

Director of Academic Affairs, Assistant Director of Mat-Su College
(907) 746-9316