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 Bruce 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

     

  • Staff

    Vice Chancellor: Bruce Schultz

    • Executive Director of Fiscal Operations: Jason Hotch
    • Research Data Analyst: Melanie Donhauser
    • Executive Administrative Assistant and Electronic Communications Specialist: Katie Alley Walter

Office of 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 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

    Interim Executive Director: Craig Mead

    • CRM Systems Administrator: Vacant
    • Assistant Director of Operations: Craig Mead
      • International Student Admission Advisor: David Racki
      • Admissions Specialist: Nicole Fenton
      • Admissions Specialist: Heather Lee
      • Admissions Specialist: Lara McFarland
      • Admissions Specialist: Christine Opland
      • Admissions Specialist: Yanette Soto
      • Admissions Support Representative: Katie Hall
      • Admissions Support Representative: Joe Hopkins
    • Assistant Director of Communications: Liz Shine
      • Communications Specialist: Robby Johnson
      • Web and Graphic Design Specialist: Corwyn Wilkey
    • Assistant Director of Recruitment: Fernando Penate Chavez
      • Adult Learner Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator: Erika Quade
      • Events and Recruitment Coordinator: Hilary St. Clair
      • Regional Recruiter: Tiffany Viggiano
      • Admissions Counselor: Alexa Cherry
      • Admissions Counselor: Rachel Towslee
      • UA Scholar Admission Counselor: Katherine Pascua
      • Green and Gold Visit Coordinator: Claire Baldwin

Bookstore and Seawolf Gear Shop

Manager Isabel Mead | uaa_book@alaska.edu

  • Staff

    Manager: Isabel Mead

    • Fiscal Technician: Vacant

 

Office of Campus Services

Executive Director David Weaver

  • Staff

    Executive Director: David Weaver

    • Senior Fiscal Officer: Rachel Chiang
      • Administrative Assistant: Vacant
    • Custodial Operations and Special Projects Manager: Heath Franklin
      • Custodial Lead for Alaska Airlines Center Facilities: Victor Argueta
        • Custodial Services for Alaska Airlines Center Facilities: Vacant
        • Custodial Services for Alaska Airlines Center Facilities: Vacant
      • Custodial Lead for Housing Facilities: Chavelo Argueta
        • Custodial Services for Housing Facilities: Vacant
    • Dining Manager
  • Departments
    • Alaska Airlines Center
    • Event Services
    • General Support Services
      • Parking Services
    • Housing Facilities and Finance
    • Seawolf Bookstore and Gear Shop

 

Career Services

Director (Vacant) | 907-786-6913

  • Core Functions and Signature Programs

    Core Functions:

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

    Signature Programs:

    • Alaska PEAK
    • Anchorage Alaska College and Career Fair
    • Annual City-Wide Career and Job Fair
    • Annual Fall Career Fair
    • Handshake, Career Management Platform
    • National Career Development Month
  • Staff

    Director: Vacant

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

Dean of Students Office

Dean of Students 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 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: Michael Votava
      • CARE Team Coordinator: Vacant
      • CARE Team Case Manager: Anyon Turner
      • Director of Student Conduct and Ethical Development: Vacant
        • Alcohol, Drug and Wellness Educator: Brittney Kupec
        • Student Conduct Administrator and Clery Act Coordinator: Trevor Gillespie
  • 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 and captioning services provision management
    • Complaint resolution services
    • Disabled student advocacy
    • Faculty and staff accessibility training and consultation

    Signature Programs:

    • Delta Alpha Pi Honorary Organization
    • 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

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: Stephanie Brown
    • Fiscal Coordinator: August Axtell
  • Departments
    • Office of Admissions
    • Enrollment Services Student Experience
    • Office of Financial Aid
    • Military and Veteran Student Services
    • Office of the Registrar

Enrollment Services Student Experience

ES Student Experience Designer Kaycee Budd

  • Staff

    ES Student Experience Designer: Kaycee Budd

    • Banner Student Trainer: Charese Gearhart-Dekreon
    • Electronic Student Service Lead: Jerry Tibor
    • ES Support Development and Technician: Pat Borjon

 

Event Services

  • Core Functions and Signature Programs

    Core Functions:

    • Residential campus business and facilities administration
    • Campus-wide dining and catering contract administration
    • Conference Services and hospitality business administration
    • Wendy Williamson Auditorium administration

    Signature Programs:

    • Academic Year Guest Housing
    • Sustainability initiatives
    • Student hunger meal assistance
    • Sponsored catering
  • Staff

    Manager: Cindy Marshall

    • Fiscal Manager: Vacant
    • Conference Services Coordinator: Megan Bladow
    • Conference Services Coordinator: Liz Leary 
    • Wendy Williams Auditorium Manager: Shane Mitchell
      • Auditorium Technician: Wayne Mitchell
      • Auditorium Technician: Ryan Buen

Office of 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

    • Assistant Director: Carrie Burford
      • Financial Aid Counselor: Chandera Tolley
      • Financial Aid Counselor: Theresa Aho
    • Assistant Director: Leslie Helm
      • Data Analyst: Thi Pham
      • Financial Aid Advisor: Inge Bristow
      • Financial Aid Advisor: Joseph Cardoza
      • Financial Aid Advisor: Erin Pikey
      • Financial Aid Advisor: Kay Robinson

General Support Services

Director Kim Stanford | 907-786-6860

  • Staff

    Director: Kim Stanford

    • Fiscal Manager/UAA Property Coordinator: LynnAnn Briske
    • Fiscal Technician: Vacant
    • Copy and Print Center
      • Document Services Supervisor: Danny Kennedy
        • Customer Service/Job Management: Aja Stewart
        • Graphic Designer: Brandon Moore
        • Production Technician: Kenna Bates
        • Production Technician: Lonnie Burgener
    • Parking Services
      • Associate Director: Falon Harkins
        • Customer Services/Cashier: William Pride
        • Enforcement Supervisor: Ahmad Nichols
        • Fiscal Officer: Lisa Thayer
    • Seawolf Postal Express
      • Central Receiving and Mailroom Lead: Delano Young
        • Mail Clerk: Don Carle
        • Mail Clerk: Matthew Gionson
        • Mail Clerk: Zachary Harder
    • Surplus
      • Surplus Technician/Relocation Lead: Austin Brown
        • Surplus Technician: Dylan Ebert

 

Housing Facilities and Finance

Housing Facilities Maintenance Lead Ryan Leary

  • Staff

    Housing Facilities Maintenance Lead: Ryan Leary

    • Fiscal Manager: Vacant
    • Maintenance Services: Alvin Manalo
    • Maintenance Services: Byron Turner
    • Maintenance Services: Chris Wellbourne

 

Military and Veteran Student Services

Program Director Peter Clemens | 907-786-6962

  • Core Functions and Signature Programs

    Core Functions:

    • Assistance and support to military members, veterans and their families
    • Military and Veteran student advocacy
    • Military Tuition Assistance processing
    • VA educational benefits counseling and processing

    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: Gregory Benson
    • Military and Veteran Benefit Specialist: Theresa Montalvo

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 completion promotion

    Signature Programs:

    • AHAINA Graduate Celebration
    • AHAINA Students of Excellence
    • Seawolf Success Academy
  • Staff

    Director: Sara Caldwell-Kan

    • Student Success Coordinator: Leo Medal
    • Student Transition Advisor: Camai Cassey

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 completion promotion

    Signature Programs:

    • 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

Parking Services

Associate Director Falon Harkins | 907-786-1119

  • Staff
    Associate Director: Falon Harkins
    • Customer Services/Cashier: William Pride
    • Enforcement Supervisor: Vacant
    • Fiscal Officer: Lisa Thayer

 

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 Completion Specialist: Erin Furby
      • Degree Completion Specialist: Amy Thomas
      • Facilities Scheduling Coordinator: Kathleen Murphy
      • Publication and Curriculum Specialist: Colleen Cleland
      • Publication and Curriculum Specialist: Owen Tucker
    • Assistant Registrar: Reba Hale
      • Records Specialist: Vacant
      • Registration Specialist: LaVenia Finger
      • Registration Specialist: Shannon McClear
      • Transfer Credit and Records Specialist: Jessica Salas
      • Transfer Credit Counselor: Vacant
      • Transfer Credit Specialist: Chris Cecil
      • Transfer Credit Specialist: Eva Ulukivaiola

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, 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
    • Welcome Home Week
  • Staff

    Director: Ryan Hill

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

    • Assistant Director: Vacant
    • 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: Judith Lindenfelser
    • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: Theresa Schmitz
    • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: Nicolette Thude
    • Certified Medical Assistant: Tracey Gillen
    • Consulting Physician: Ron Feigin
    • Registered Nurse: Jennifer Larson
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker: Jane Garrow
    • Counselor: Maria Belozertsova
    • Counselor: Grace Olrun

Office of Student Engagement and Inclusion

Executive Director Kim Morton

  • Staff

    Executive Director: Kim Morton

    • Fiscal Coordinator: Lydia Gentry
    • New Student Orientation Coordinator: Cheryl Devenny
  • Departments
    • Career Services
    • Multicultural Center
    • New Student Orientation
    • Student Life and Leadership

 

Student Life and Leadership

Associate Director Zac Clark | 907-786-1215

  • Core Functions and Signature Programs

    Core Functions:

    • Commuter student programs and services
    • Orientation programming
    • 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
    • Club Council
    • Compass Workshops
    • Concert Board
    • Daily Den
    • Emerging Leaders Program
    • Howl Days
    • Hugh McPeck Gallery
    • Green Fee Board
    • KRUA 88.1 FM
    • MLK, Jr. Student Appreciation Event
    • Seawolf Community Service and Student Leader Awards
    • Student Commencement Speaker
    • Student Showcase
    • Student Union Advisory Board
    • Student Union Coffee Shop, Gear Room, and Info Desk
    • The Northern Light
    • UAA FUSION
    • UAA Leadership Honors
    • UAA Leadership Programs
    • UAA Life
    • UAA Traditions: Campus Kick-Off, Homecoming, Winterfest
    • UAA Votes
    • UAATix.com
    • USUAA Student Government
    • Wolf Pack
  • 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: Allie Hartman
    • Administrative Assistant for Student Clubs and Greek Life: Jane Mastre
    • Assistant Director of Student Union: Cody Buechner
      • Student Union Events Coordinator: Liam Floyd