University of Alaska Anchorage

  • Office of the Provost

    Welcome! The Office of the Provost provides support to the colleges and campuses through Academic Affairs and Accreditation; Faculty Services, Student Success, Alaska Natives and Diversity, Institutional Effectiveness, Engagement and Academic Support; and Research and Graduate Studies. He also closely works with the deans of the colleges to ensure effective collaboration while overseeing and supporting teaching, research, engagement, and service that takes place in the colleges (including the community campuses).

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                    Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Denise Runge, Ph.D.


As Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Denise K. Runge, Ph.D., provides leadership and direction for the broad academic mission of UAA, to discover and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, engagement and creative expression.

Provost Runge came to UAA in 2015 following 20 years as faculty, Dean, and Provost at institutions in Georgia, Mississippi, and Montana. At UAA, she has previously served as Dean of the Community & Technical College, as well as Assistant Director at the Prince William Sound College campus in Valdez.  Dr. Runge‚Äôs Ph.D. is in Political Science with a Public Policy and Administration concentration. 

Provost Denise Runge



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