Student Affairs

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

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 Bruce R. Schultz | 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

      Signature Programs:

      • Alaska PEAK
    • Staff

      Vice Chancellor: Bruce R. Schultz

      • Senior Fiscal Officer: Nancy Meyer
      • Administrative Assistant: Vacant
      • Assessment and Strategic Projects Director: Whitney Brown
        • Research Data Analyst: Michael Tallino-Smith
  • Admissions

    Executive Director Cassie Keefer | 907-786-1543

    • Core Functions and Signature Programs

      Core Functions:

      • Community engagement
      • CRM management
      • Future student outreach publications
      • High school counselor relations
      • International student admission coordination and processing
      • 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 Insights
      • Chancellor's League
      • Counselor Appreciation Night
      • Kids 2 College
      • Preview Days
      • UAA Application Days
      • UA Scholars Night
    • Staff

      Executive Director: Cassie Keefer

      • CRM Systems Administrator: Bob Skorczewski
      • Assistant Director of Admissions: Craig Mead
        • International Student Admission Advisor: David Racki
        • Admissions Officer: Barbara Goodman
        • Admissions Officer: Joe Hopkins
        • Admissions Officer: Heather Lee
        • Admissions Officer: Lara McFarland
        • Admissions Officer: Christine Opland
        • Admissions Officer: Yanette Soto
        • Admissions Officer: Vacant
      • Assistant Director of Communications: Liz Shine
        • Written Communications Specialist: Austin Osborne
        • Web Communcations Specialist: Vacant
      • Assistant Director of Recruitment: Vacant
        • Adult Learner Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator: Vacant
        • Recruitment Coordinator: Alexis Rasley
        • Regional Recruiter: Vacant
        • Admissions Counselor: Alexa Cherry
        • Admissions Counselor: Maia Luick
        • Admissions Counselor: Vacant
        • Admissions Counselor: Erika Quade
        • Scholars at UAA Transition Advisor: Katherine Pascua
  • Career Exploration and Services

    Director Molly Orheim | 907-786-6913

    • Core Functions and Signature Programs

      Core Functions:

      • Career development and exploration advising
      • Employer relations and recruitment
      • Internship and job shadow management
      • On-campus employment and federal work study promotion
      • Career and professional development programming

      Signature Programs:

      • Annual Business and Engineering Etiquette Lunch
      • Annual City-Wide Career and Job Fair
      • Annual Fall Career Fair
      • Handshake, Career Management Platform
      • National Career Development Month
      • UAA Career Networking Nights
    • Staff

      Director: Molly Orheim

      • Employer Relations Specialist: Danica Bryant
      • Career Exploration Coordinator: Courtney Petrosky
  • Dean of Students

    Dean Ben Morton | 907-786-1214

    • Core Functions and Signature Programs

      Core Functions:

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

      Signature Programs:

      • Care Team (including Book Club)
      • 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 and Ethical Development: Michael Votava
        • Alcohol, Drug and Wellness Educator: Brittney Kupec
        • CARE Team Coordinator: Lisa Terwilliger
        • CARE Team Case Manager: Anyon Turner
        • Student Conduct and Ethical Development Coordinator: Megan Wilbur
        • Student Conduct Administrator: Steve Hawkins
  • 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 provision management
      • Complaint resolution services
      • Disabled student advocacy
      • 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
      • Lab Manager: Laura Winckler-Moore
      • ASL Staff Interpreter and Coordinator: Anne Lazenby
      • ASL Staff Interpreter: Natalie Page
      • Adaptive Computing Specialist: Heather Swanson
      • Office Manager: Lauré MacConnell
  • 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
      • Imaging services management
      • Kiosk operations
      • OnBase oversight
      • Student data access and training
      • Student data query development
      • Web services management
    • Staff

      Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services: Lora Volden

      • Administrative Assistant: Vacant
      • Banner Student Trainer: Charese Gearhart-Dekreon
      • Electronic Student Services Lead: Jerry Tibor
      • ESS Support Developer and Technician: Pat Borjon
      • Fiscal Coordinator: Roxana Petrilla
      • Coordinator of Shared Services: Vacant
  • Military and Veteran Student Services

    Interim Program Director Peter Clemens | 907-786-6962

    • Core Functions and Signature Programs

      Core Functions:

      • Assistance and support
      • Military and Veteran student 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

      Interim Program Director: Peter Clemens

      • VA Certifying Technician: Alex Casanova
      • VA Certifying Technician: Vacant
      • VA Certifying Technician: Makenna Edgington
  • Multicultural Center

    Director E. André Thorn | 907-786-4070

    • Core Functions and Signature Programs

      Core Functions:

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

      Signature Programs:

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

      Director: E. André Thorn

      • Office Manager: Vacant
      • Student Success Coordinator: Leo Medal
      • Student Transition Advisor: Camai Cassey
  • Native Student Services

    Director: Vacant | 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 completion promotion

      Signature Programs:

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

      Director: Vacant

      • Office Manger: Cheryl Turner
      • First Year Programs Advisor: Vacant
      • Transition Advisor: Amber Sims
  • 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
      • National Student Exchange administration
      • Transfer credit evaluation

      Signature Programs:

      • CAT (electronic catalog)
      • CIM (electronic curriculum process)
      • CLSS (electronic scheduling software)
      • Degreeworks
      • Schedule Planner
    • Staff

      University Registrar: Lindsey Chadwell

      • Administrative Assistant and National Student Exchange Coordinator: Adam Bryant
      • Assistant Registrar: Alyona Selhay
        • Degree Services Specialist: Melanie Donhauser
        • Degree Services Specialist: Charlotte Tunley
        • Facilities Scheduling Coordinator: Kathleen Murphy
        • Publication and Curriculum Specialist: Colleen Cleland
        • Publication and Curriculum Specialist: Owen Tucker
      • Assistant Registrar: Reba Hale
        • Records Specialist: Erin Furby
        • Registration Specialist: Kay Robinson
        • Registration Specialist: Shannon McClear
        • Transfer Evaluation and Records Specialist: Jessica Salas
        • Transfer Evaluation Specialist: Vacant
        • Transfer Evaluation Specialist: Brian Zoleske
  • Residence Life

    Director Amy Snyder | 907-751-7300

    • Core Functions and Signature Programs

      Core Functions:

      • Academic success and personal development programming
      • Community expectations management
      • Residence education
      • Student community development
      • Student crisis response
      • Student safety and facility security oversight

      Signature Programs:

      • Alaska Native, Indigenous, and Rural Outreach Program
      • Cama-i Room
      • Dining with the Deans
      • Faculty in Residence
      • First-Year Residential Experience Graduation
      • Living-learning communities
      • Residence Hall Association
      • ResNET
      • Welcome Home Week
    • Staff

      Director: Amy Snyder

      • Associate Director and MAC Residence Coordinator: Ryan J. Hill
      • Alaska Native, Indigenous and Rural Outreach Program Coordinator: Vacant
      • Office Manager: Kerry Davis
      • First Year Experience Coordinator North Hall: Meredith McIntire
      • Residence Coordinator East Hall: Nick Kramer
      • Residence Coordinator West Hall and Templewood: Julia Duff
  • Student Financial Aid

    Director Shauna Grant | 907-786-1480

    • Core Functions and Signature Programs

      Core Functions:

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

      Signature Programs:

      • FATV
      • Savvy Seawolf
    • Staff

      Director: Shauna Grant

      • Interim Associate Director: Leslie Helm
      • Program Manager: Carrie Burford
      • Program Manager: Vacant
      • Data Analyst: Caleb Anderson
      • Data Analyst: Thi Pham
      • Financial Aid Advisor: Inge Bristow
      • Financial Aid Advisor: Joseph Cardoza
      • Financial Aid Advisor: Heather Jesse
      • Financial Aid Advisor: Lay Robinson
      • Financial Aid Advisor: Chandera Tolley
      • Financial Literacy Coordinator: Vacant
      • Financial Aid Counselor: Julia Cazares
      • Financial Aid Counselor: Alexis Langdon
  • 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: diagnosis, treatment and crisis response

      Signature Programs:

      • Bringing in the Bystander
      • Integrated Suicide Prevention Initiative
      • Finals Week Lunch
    • Staff

      Director: Mary Woodring

      • Administrative Assistant: Gina Bardsley
      • Administrative Assistant: Neicha McCray
      • Fiscal Coordinator: Michele Bach
      • Health Promotion Specialist: Vacant
      • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: Ralph Bagley
      • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: Betty Bang
      • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: Shellie Flores
      • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: Judith Lindenfelser
      • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: Theresa Schmitz
      • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: Virginia Walker
      • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: Mary Woodring
      • Certified Medical Assistant: Sydney Loudon
      • Consulting Physician: Ron Feigin
      • Consulting Physician: Julie Hood
      • Registered Nurse: Jennifer Larson
      • Licensed Clincial Social Worker: Jane Garrow
      • Licensed Psychologist: Jennifer Larson
      • Licensed Psychologist: Kristen Kemerling
  • Student Life and Leadership

    Director Kim Morton | 907-786-1215

    • Core Functions and Signature Programs

      Core Functions:

      • Commuter student programs and services
      • Student activities and campus programming
      • Student clubs and Greek organizations
      • Student governance and boards
      • Student involvement and engagement
      • Student leadership development
      • Student media organizations
      • Student Union operations and facilities management

      Signature Programs:

      • Bartlett Lecture Series
      • Concert Board
      • Daily Den
      • Emerging Leaders Program
      • Hugh McPeck Gallery
      • Green Fee Board
      • KRUA 88.1 FM
      • MLK, Jr. Student Appreciation
      • Seawolf Community Service and Student Leader Awards
      • Student Showcase
      • Student Union Advisory Board
      • Student Union Coffee Shop, Gear Room, and Info Desk
      • The Northern Light
      • UAA Leadership Honors
      • UAA Leadership Conference
      • UAA Life
      • UAA Traditions: Campus Kick-Off, Homecoming,
      • Winterfest
      • UAA Votes
      • UAATix.com
      • USUAA Student Government
    • Staff

      Director: Kim Morton

      • Student Activities Coordinator: Corey Miller
      • Commuter Programs Coordinator: Kojin Tranberg
      • Administrative Assistant, Student Activities and Commuter Programs: Iesha Jones
      • Fiscal Coordinator: Lydia Gentry
      • Interim Associate Director of Student Leadership: Zac Clark
        • Student Boards Coordinator and Media Advisor: Vacant
        • Administrative Assistant, Student Media: Allie Hartman
        • Administrative Assistant, USUAA and Student Boards: Dawn Humenik
        • Leadership Coordinator for Student Clubs and Greek Life: Cody Buechner
        • Administrative Assistant for Student Clubs and Greek Life: Jane Mastre
      • Interim Assistant Director for Student Union and Campus Programming: Cody Buechner
        • Student Union Operations Coordinator: Tim Flynn
  • Student Outreach and Transition

    Executive Director Theresa Lyons | 907-786-4500

    • Core Functions and Signature Programs

      Core Functions:

      • Academic advising for exploratory degree seeking and non-degree seeking students
      • Academic major exploration
      • Early intervention initiatives
      • Orientation programming
      • Student transition and retention programming
      • Scholars at UAA management

      Signature Programs:

      • Compass Workshops
      • Howl Days
      • My Major Discovery
      • Seawolf Ready!
      • UAA FUSION
      • Wolf Pack
    • Staff

      Executive Director: Theresa Lyons

      • Senior Fiscal Technician: Rachel Chiang
      • Administrative Assistant: Vacant
      • New Student Transition Advisor and Orientation Coordinator: Whitney Penn
      • Student Transition Advisor: Yvonne Carter
      • Student Transition Advisor: Michael Mann
      • Educational Advisor: Mara James
  • TRIO Programs

    Program Directors Kelly Foran and Kaitlin DeMarcus | 907-786-4829

    • Core Functions and Signature Programs

      Core Functions:

      • Academic success and personal development programming
      • College access and transition
      • College and career exploration
      • Student retention and completion services
      • TRIO grant compliance

      Signature Programs:

      • Anchorage, Alaska College and Career Fair
      • First-Generation College Celebration
      • National TRIO Day of Service
      • Student Support Services Summer Bridge Program
      • TRIO Graduation Celebration
      • Upward Bound Summer Academy Programs
    • Staff

      Program Directors: Kelly Foran and Kaitlin DeMarcus

      • TRIO Student Support Services:
        • Program Director: Kelly Foran
        • Program Assistant: Tania Rowe
        • Retention Coordinator: Eunice Choi
        • Cooperative Transition Advisor: Micheleen Pennington
      • TRIO Upward Bound:
        • Program Director: Kaitlin DeMarcus
        • Program Assistant: Bernadine Duenas
        • Advisor-Coordinator: Jessica Delgado
        • Advisor-Coordinator: Rachel Watters
  • University Housing, Dining, and Conference Services

    Director David Weaver | 907-751-7300

    • Staff

      Director: David Weaver

      • Assignments Manager: Camille Oliver
      • Fiscal Manager: Kevin Ricke
      • Operations and Fiscal Coordinator: Lena Blackwell
        • Mailroom Coordinator: Joel Roberts
      • Associate Director of Conference Services: Tina Veldkamp
        • Conference Service Manager: Cindy Marshall
        • Conference Services Coordinator: Megan Bladow
        • Conference Services Coordinator: Elizabeth Leary
        • Academic Year Guest Housing Coordinator: Samantha Skirkto
      • Associate Director of Housing and Dining Services: Jody Inman
        • Contracts Manager: Heath Franklin
      • Custodial Coordinator: Victor Argueta
        • Custodial Services: Chavelo Argueta
      • Maintenance Coordinator: Ryan Leary
        • Maintenance Services: Kevin Manalo
        • Maintenance Services: Byron Turner
        • Maintenance Services: Vacant
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