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Get to know Deanne Woodard, UAA's new vice chancellor for student affairs

Deanne Woodard

Following a competitive national search, Deanne Woodard has been appointed vice chancellor for student affairs. In this interview with Chancellor Parnell, she discusses her personal background and vision for Student Affairs, emphasizing student success and belonging.

Closing a chapter: UAA prepares to say goodbye to Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Dr. Bruce Schultz

Bruce Schultz speaks during UAA's Spring 2019 Commencement. (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Bruce Schultz will be retiring next month after 30 years with UAA, serving at virtually every level at the university — all in support of student success.

Get to know Ryan Buchholdt, UAA's new vice chancellor for administrative services

Ryan Buchholdt

Ryan Buchholdt began his new role as vice chancellor for administrative services June 6. In this interview with Chancellor Parnell, he discusses his personal background and vision for Administrative Services, including the division's role in advancing student success and community partnerships.

Computer science and community

Borochingua Zorigtbaatar on the UAA campus

International student Borochingua Zorigtbaatar, originally from Mongolia, shares her advice for fellow students and discusses her educational experience and finding a community at UAA.

A little bit of everything: New documentary film features ISER’s prominent first director

Vic Fischer, ISER's first director, signs books at an event in 2012

Recently, Magnetic North, a documentary film series produced by the Alaska Humanities Forum in partnership with Rasmuson Foundation, featured ISER Director Emeritus Vic Fischer. The 25-minute film captures the story of the larger-than-life Alaskan.

Swartwood named athletic director

Ryan Swartwood

Ryan Swartwood has been named athletic director for the University of Alaska Anchorage. Swartwood has served as interim director since the passing of former director Greg Myford in November 2021.

A perfect fit: Geomatics term assistant professor David Brock discusses finding his place at UAA

Term Assistant Professor David Brock talks with students from his Engineering Surveying (GEO 256) course.

David Brock graduated from UAA in 2015 with a Geomatics degree, returning in 2019 as a term assistant professor.

It’s never too late: Student speaker Teresa Novakovich on pursuing your dreams

Teresa Novakovich poses in front of the UAA Alaska Airlines Center

It’s been 35 years since Teresa Novakovich, UAA’s spring 2022 student speaker, first walked onto campus. As she prepares to address this year’s graduating class, she hopes to instill the simple wisdom that it’s never too late.

A stronger voice, a new beginning

Tia Hale

Nursing science alumnus Tia Hale will serve as student speaker for the spring 2022 graduate degree hooding ceremony before starting her dream job at Southcentral Foundation in inpatient pediatrics this August.

UAA celebrates Meritorious Service Award and Honorary Degree Award recipients

Meritorius Service and Honorary Degree Awards Recipients

UAA recognizes the Meritorious Service Award and Honorary Degree recipients at its spring commencement ceremonies.

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