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UAA gymnastics program reinstated permanently

When UAA gymnastics coaches Marie-Sophie Boggasch and Kendra Daniels heard the news in 2020 that the program would be eliminated due to budget cuts across the University of Alaska system, they made a plan to overcome what seemed like an endgame.

UAA gymnastics program permanently reinstated with nearly $900,000 in grassroots donations

UAA gymnasts celebrate (Photo by Skip Hickey)

UAA's gymnastics team reached what is likely a record-breaking achievement in donations to a collegiate gymnastics program – $888,000 in public contributions over two years have officially brought UAA gymnastics back for long-term reinstatement and sustainability. 

Passing of Jodi Pfeiffer and memorial service

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of our colleague Jodi Pfeiffer. Jodi was a term Assistant Professor of Physical Therapist Assistant, and she served as the program director for the AAS in Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). Jodi first started working at UAA as an Adjunct Professor in 2015.

Student Health and Counseling Center director stepping down

UAA Student Health and Counseling Center Director, Mary Woodring has announced that she will be leaving UAA in July. Mary has been leading the SHCC for the past three years and been working at UAA for over 14 years.

Get tickets now for Aug. 18 CBPP Showcase event

Rasmuson Hall watercolor

The College of Business and Public Policy (CBPP) is hosting a showcase event on Aug. 18 from 5-7:30 pm to highlight its diverse programs and quality education. Guests will find interactive sessions on all three floors of Rasmuson Hall on the UAA campus, along with wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres, live music and silent auction items.

Student Union now accepting fall event reservation requests

The Student Union is now accepting fall event reservation requests. To request a space for your event, please submit a form through 25Live! If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Student Union Events Coordinator, Liam Floyd, at or via phone at 907-786-1215.

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.

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.

Dr. Melanie Hulbert selected as new vice provost for student success & dean of Honors College

After a successful national search, I am so pleased to announce that Dr. Melanie Hulbert has been selected as the new VPSS and Dean of Honors. She will start her position July 17.

UA Board of Regents approves resolution of appreciation for Bruce Schultz

During its June 3 full-board meeting in Anchorage, the University of Alaska Board of Regents approved a resolution of appreciation for Bruce Schultz, who will be retiring from his position as the University of Alaska Anchorage Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs after a distinguished career in leadership roles spanning three decades.

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