Student Affairs

Student Affairs

Together we provide an environment for our diverse student population to reach their greatest potential through inspiration, accessibility, and support.

Office of Student Affairs

Seawolf Sports Complex 142 (access through first floor of the Student Union)
907-786-6108
uaa.student.affairs@alaska.edu

 

Student Affairs provides an environment for our diverse student population to reach their greatest potential through inspiration, accessibility, and support. Comprised of a variety of departments and programs engaging in enrollment management, outreach and transition, and student development, Student Affairs supports students at every point in their UAA experience, from pre-enrollment through graduation and on to job placement. Student Affairs cultivates a culture of openness and inclusion, and respectful and collaborative leadership.

Departments and Programs

Core functions are listed with circle bullet points and signature programs are square bullet points.

Office of Student Affairs

Vice Chancellor Deanne Woodard | 907-786-6108

  • Core Functions and Signature Programs

    Core Functions

    • Assessment and reporting
    • Budget oversight
    • Professional staff development
    • Research and data analysis
    • Student Affairs leadership and strategy

     

  • Staff

    Vice Chancellor: Deanne Woodard

    • Executive Administrative Assistant and Electronic Communications Specialist: Jacketta Oliver
    • Executive Director of Fiscal Operations: Jason Hotch
    • Research Data Analyst: Melanie Donhauser
    • UAA Onboarding Manager: Ahmbra Austin

Admissions

Interim Executive Director Craig Mead | 907-786-1480

  • Core Functions and Signature Programs

    Core Functions

    • Community engagement
    • CRM management
    • Future student outreach publications
    • High school counselor relations
    • International student admission coordination & processing
    • National Student Exchange (NSE) administration
    • New admits to enrollees conversion
    • Prospective student cultivation
    • Residency processing
    • Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVIS) management
    • UA Scholars at UAA recruitment
    • Undergraduate and graduate student admissions coordination and processing
    • Undergraduate student recruitment (in-state and out-of-state recruitment, returning learners recruitment, transfer student recruitment)
    • Visa regulatory compliance oversight

    Signature Programs

    • Academic Preview Days
    • Counselor Appreciation Night
    • Explore UAA
    • Green & Gold Visit days
    • Junior Day at UAA
    • Kids2College
    • Seawolf Transfer Trail
    • UA Scholars Night
    • UAA Application Days
    • UAA Fireside Chats
    • UAA Student Ambassador program
  • Staff

    Interim Executive Director: Craig Mead

    • CRM Systems Administrator: Pat Borjon
    • Assistant Director of Operations: Craig Mead
      • International Student Admission Advisor: David Racki
      • Admissions CRM Specialist: Vacant
      • Admissions Specialist: Nicole Fenton
      • Admissions Specialist: Heather Lee
      • Admissions Specialist: Christine Opland
      • Admissions Specialist: Yanette Soto
      • Admissions Support Representative: Katie Hall
      • Admissions Support Representative: Joe Hopkins
    • Assistant Director of Communications: Vacant
      • Communications Specialist: Robby Johnson
      • Graphic Designer: Lee Neighbors
      • Graphic Designer: Shuzo Zidalis
      • Web and Graphic Design Specialist: Vacant
    • Assistant Director of Recruitment: Rachel Towslee
      • Admissions Counselor: Alexa Cherry
      • Admissions Counselor: Casey Karn
      • Admissions Counselor: Vacant
      • Admissions Counselor: Vacant
      • Campus Visit Coordinator: Vacant
      • Events and Recruitment Coordinator: Matthew Burgoon
      • UA Scholar Admission Counselor: Katherine Pascua

Career Services

Director Holly Johanknecht | 907-786-6913

  • Core Functions and Signature Programs

    Core Functions

    • Career exploration, advising and preparation
    • Employer and alumni engagement
    • Internship and job opportunity connections
    • On-campus employment and federal work-study promotion

    Signature Programs

    • Accounting Recruitment Week
    • Alaska PEAK
    • Anchorage Alaska College & Career Fair
    • Annual Fall Career Fair
    • Handshake, Career Management Platform
    • National Career Development Month
  • Staff

    Director: Holly Johanknecht

    • Career Development Coordinator: Alexis Rasley
    • Employer Relations Coordinator: Sarah Shives
    • Employer Development Technician—UA Handshake Administration: Vacant

Dean of Students Office

Dean of Students Ben Morton | 907-786-1214

  • Core Functions and Signature Programs

    Core Functions

    • Alcohol, drug and safety education
    • Care Team
    • Conflict resolution services
    • Federal mandate compliance
    • Student advocacy
    • Student behavior intervention and crisis response
    • Student Code of Conduct administration
    • Student ethical development

    Signature Programs

    • Constitution Day
    • National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
    • Safety Awareness Month
    • SafeZone
    • Sober Living Groups
  • Staff

    Dean of Students: Ben Morton

    • Fiscal Coordinator: Denise Eggers
    • Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Conduct & Ethical Development: Michael Votava
      • Assistant Care Team Coordinator and Case Manager: Anyon Turner
      • Care Team Case Manager: Alex Holland
      • Student Conduct Administrator & Clery Act Coordinator: Trevor Gillespie
      • Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Ethical Development: Nick Kramer
        • Alcohol, Drug and Wellness Educator: Vacant
  • Departments
    • Department of Residence Life
    • Disability Support Services
    • Native Student Services
    • Student Conduct and Ethical Development
    • Student Health and Counseling Center

Disability Support Services

Director Anne Lazenby | 907-786-4530

  • Core Functions and Signature Programs

    Core Functions

    • Academic adjustment and programmatic accommodation management
    • ASL, assistive technology and alternative format management
    • Complaint resolution services
    • Advocacy for students who experience disabilities
    • Faculty and staff accessibility training and consultation

    Signature Programs

    • Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society
    • Disability Awareness Month
  • Staff

    Director: Anne Lazenby

    • Senior Disability Accommodations Coordinator: Karen E. Haddock
    • Adaptive Testing Lab Manager: Laura Winckler-Moore
    • ASL Interpreter Coordinator: Brenna Povlite
    • ASL Staff Interpreter: Natalie Page
    • Adaptive Computing Specialist: Vacant
    • Office Manager: Lauré MacConnell
    • Accommodations Technician: Susan Button

Enrollment Services Student Experience

ES Student Experience Designer Eileen Moring

  • Staff

    ES Student Experience Designer: Eileen Moring

    • ES Support Development and Technician: Vacant

First Year Experience

Director Cheryl Devenny | 907-786-1224 

  • Core Functions and Signature Programs

    Core Functions

    • New student orientation programming

    Signature Programs

    • Howl Days
    • Wolfpack
  • Staff

    Director: Cheryl Devenny

    • Orientation and Campus Visit Coordinator: Daphne Ang

Military and Veteran Student Services

Program Director Peter Clemens | 907-786-6962

  • Core Functions and Signature Programs

    Core Functions

    • Military and Veteran student assistance, support and advocacy
    • Military Tuition Assistance processing
    • VA educational benefits counseling

    Signature Programs

    • Military and Veteran Student Resource Center
    • Military Honor Cords
    • Seawolf Boot Camp
    • Veterans Work Here
    • VetSuccess on Campus
  • Staff

    Program Director: Peter Clemens

    • Military and Veteran Benefit Specialist: Alex Casanova
    • Military and Veteran Benefit Specialist: Theresa Montalvo
    • Military and Veteran Benefit Specialist: Vacant

Multicultural Student Services

Director Sara Caldwell-Kan | 907-786-4070

  • Core Functions and Signature Programs

    Core Functions

    • Academic success and personal development programming
    • Cultural programming
    • Student advocacy
    • Student retention and graduation promotion

    Signature Programs

    • AHAINA Graduation Recognition Celebration
    • AHAINA Students of Excellence
    • Seawolf Success Program
  • Staff

    Director: Sara Caldwell-Kan

    • Student Success Coordinator: Leo Medal
    • Engagement and Belonging Coordinator: Quacyya Cuaresma
    • Engagement and Belonging Coordinator: Jessi Saiki

Native Student Services

Director Amber Christensen Fullmer | 907-786-4000

  • Core Functions and Signature Programs

    Core Functions

    • Academic success and personal development programming
    • Alaska Native community development
    • Alaska Native and rural student transition services
    • Cultural programming
    • Student advocacy
    • Student retention and graduation promotion

    Signature Programs

    • Cultural Identity Project (CIP)
    • Native and Rural Student Scholarship and Internship Fair
    • Native Early Transition (NET)
    • Native Student Services Graduate Celebration
  • Staff

    Director: Amber Christensen Fullmer

    • Assistant Director: Valerie Svancara
    • Office Manger: Cheryl Turner
    • Student Services Coordinator: Paula Jones

Office of Enrollment Services

Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services Lora Volden | 907-786-1480

  • Core Functions

    Core Functions

    • Application software creation, training, and management
    • Enrollment planning
    • Enrollment Services student experience oversight
    • Imaging services management
    • OnBase oversight
    • Student data access and training
    • Student data query development
  • Staff

    Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services: Lora Volden

    • Administrative Assistant: Stephanie Brown
    • Electronic Student Service Lead: Jerry Tibor
    • Fiscal Coordinator: August Axtell
  • Departments
    • Office of Admissions
    • Enrollment Services Student Experience
    • Military and Veteran Student Services
    • Office of Financial Aid
    • Office of the Registrar

Office of Financial Aid

Director Shauna Grant | 907-786-1480

  • Core Functions and Signature Programs

    Core Functions

    • Financial aid counseling and education
    • Regulatory compliance oversight
    • Student financial aid administration
    • Student financial literacy
    • Scholarship management

    Signature Programs

    • Savvy Seawolf
  • Staff

    Director: Shauna Grant

    • Assistant Director: Carrie Burford
      • Data Analyst: Thi Pham
      • Financial Aid Advisor: Erin Pikey
      • Financial Aid Advisor: Vacant
      • Financial Aid Advisor: Vacant
    • Assistant Director: Leslie Helm
      • Financial Aid Advisor: Joseph Cardoza
      • Financial Aid Advisor: Kelton Warner
      • Financial Aid Advisor: Vacant
      • Financial Aid Adivsor: Vacant

Office of the Registrar

University Registrar Lindsey Chadwell | 907-786-1480

  • Core Functions and Signature Programs

    Core Functions

    • Academic course schedule production and maintenance
    • Academic room scheduling
    • Academic transcript production
    • Catalog management
    • Course registration and management
    • Degree auditing, awarding and verification
    • Enrollment reporting and verification
    • FERPA training and compliance oversight
    • Transfer credit evaluation

    Signature Programs

    • CAT (electronic catalog)
    • CIM (electronic curriculum process)
    • CLSS (electronic scheduling software)
    • DegreeWorks
    • Seawolf Transfer Trail
    • Schedule Planner
    • Transfer Evaluation System (TES)
  • Staff

    University Registrar: Lindsey Chadwell

    • Administrative Assistant and National Student Exchange Coordinator: Adam Bryant
    • Banner Student Trainer: Charese Gearhart-Dekreon
    • Assistant Registrar: Alyona Selhay
      • Facilities Scheduling Coordinator: Kathleen Murphy
      • Publication and Curriculum Specialist: Colleen Cleland
      • Publication and Curriculum Specialist: Charlotte Tunley
      • Registration Specialist: Shannon McClear
      • Registration Specialist: Vacant
    • Assistant Registrar: Reba Hale
      • Degree Completion Specialist: Erin Furby
      • Degree Completion Specialist: Sam Sargent
      • Records Specialist: Shauna Bushnell
      • Transfer Credit and Records Specialist: Jessica Salas
      • Transfer Credit Counselor: Vacant
      • Transfer Credit Specialist: Chris Cecil
      • Transfer Credit Specialist: Annika Merkel

Office of Student Engagement and Inclusion

Executive Director Kim Morton

  • Staff

    Executive Director: Kim Morton

    • Fiscal Coordinator: Lydia Gentry
    • Orientation and Campus Visit Coordinator: Daphne Ang
  • Departments
    • Career Services
    • First Year Experience
    • Multicultural Student Services
    • Recreation Sports & Seawolf Sports Complex
    • Student Life and Leadership

Recreation Sports & Seawolf Sports Complex

Director Julie Weber | 907-786-1231

  • Staff

    Director: Julie Weber

    • Operations Manager: George Westfall
    • Accounting and HR Technician for SEI Operations: Brianna Williams
    • Facility Maintenance: Tony Simeroth
    • Recreation Program Supervisor: Quinn Barker
    • Recreation Program Supervisor: Paul Barrett
    • Recreation Program Supervisor: John Gilbert
    • Recreation Program Supervisor: Chloe Langton

Residence Life

Director Ryan Hill | 907-751-7300

  • Core Functions and Signature Programs

    Core Functions

    • Academic success and personal development programming
    • Community development
    • Community living standards education and accountability
    • Paraprofessional employment and training
    • Resident behavior intervention and care management
    • Residential living education
    • Student crisis response
    • Student safety and facility security

    Signature Programs

    • Alaska Native, Indigenous, & Rural Outreach Program
    • Cama-i Room
    • Dining with the Deans
    • Faculty-in-Residence
    • First-Year Residential Experience Passport Series
    • Living Learning Communities
    • Residence Hall Association
    • Welcome Home Weeks
  • Staff

    Director: Ryan Hill

    • Associate Director and MAC Residence Coordinator: Vacant
    • Assignments Manager: Camille Oliver
    • Alaska Native, Indigenous and Rural Outreach Program Coordinator: Kal Bacon
    • Mailroom Coordinator: Joel Roberts
    • Office Manager: Kerry Davis
    • North Hall and First-Year Experience Coordinator: Meredith McIntire
    • East and West Hall Residence Coordinator: Vacant
    • Apartments Residence Coordinator: Cassie Jurasek

Student Health and Counseling Center

Director Mary Woodring | 907-786-4040

  • Core Functions and Signature Programs

    Core Functions

    • Campus public health advocacy
    • Counseling services
    • Health and wellness education
    • Immunization compliance management
    • Preceptor training
    • Physical health care

    Signature Programs

    • Bringing in the Bystander
    • Emergency Food Cache
    • Finals Week Lunch
    • Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training
    • Peer Health Education Program
  • Staff

    Director: Mary Woodring

    • Assistant Director: Vacant
    • Administrative Assistant: Gina Bardsley
    • Administrative Assistant: Vacant
    • Fiscal Coordinator: Michele Bach
    • Health Promotion Specialist: Summer Sweet
    • Health Educator Assistant: Haley Lugers
    • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: Ralph Bagley
    • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: Judith Lindenfelser
    • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: Theresa Schmitz
    • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: Nicolette Thude
    • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: Vacant
    • Certified Medical Assistant: Tracey Gillen
    • Consulting Physician: Ron Feigin
    • Consulting Physician: Emily Harvey
    • Registered Nurse: Jennifer Larson
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker: Jane Garrow
    • Licensed Psychologist: Sara Rabinowitz
    • Counselor: Maria Belozertsova
    • Counselor: Grace Olrun
    • Counselor: Rebecca Porter
    • Counselor: Ervie Salao
    • Medical Receptionist: Christine Abasta
    • Medical Receptionist: Kiki Moua

Student Life and Leadership

Associate Director Zac Clark | 907-786-1215

  • Core Functions and Signature Programs

    Core Functions

    • Student activities and campus programming
    • Student clubs and fraternity and sorority life
    • Student governance and boards
    • Student involvement and engagement
    • Student leadership development
    • Student ombuds services
    • Student recognition programs
    • Student Union operations and facilities management

    Signature Programs

    • Bartlett Lecture Series
    • Chancellor’s MLK Student Appreciation
    • Concert Board
    • Club Council
    • Daily Den
    • Hugh McPeck Gallery
    • Green Fee Board
    • KRUA 88.1 FM
    • Seawolves Serve
    • Student Commencement Speaker
    • Student Union Advisory Board
    • Student Union Coffee Shop, Esports Lounge, Gear Room, and Info Desk
    • The Northern Light
    • UAA Leadership Honors and Awards
    • UAA Leadership Programs
    • UAA Life
    • UAA Traditions: Campus Kick-Off, Homecoming, Winterfest
    • UAA Votes
    • UAATix.com
    • USUAA Student Government
    • YouAA—Cultural, Heritage, and Identity Celebrations
  • Staff

    Associate Director: Zac Clark

    • Student Activities Coordinator: Corey Miller
    • Student Activities Coordinator for Civic Engagement & Diversity: Cuckoo Gupta
    • Administrative Assistant, Student Activities and Commuter Programs: Iesha Jones
    • Student Governance Fiscal Technician: Sarah Holland
    • Student Organization Coordinator: Vacant
    • Administrative Assistant for Student Clubs and Greek Life: Jane Mastre
    • Assistant Director of Student Union: Cody Buechner
      • Student Union Events Coordinator: Liam Floyd