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Provide feedback on search for next UAA Chancellor at listening sessions - Feb. 1 and 2, 2018

by Michelle Saport  |   

Update 2/6/18: For those who missed the listening sessions or would like to add additional comments, the Chancellor Search Stakeholder Survey is now open for responses. Take the survey here.

Dear University of Alaska Anchorage Community,

This coming Thursday and Friday, Feb. 1 and 2, 2018, consultants from Storbeck/Pimentel and Associates, the search firm conducting the search for our new Chancellor, will be visiting the university to host a series of forums with various campus and community stakeholders. The purpose of their visit is to gather information and comments regarding the required and preferred qualifications sought in the next Chancellor. We cordially invite your participation in this milestone event and wish to emphasize that your input is needed in order for the search process to be successful.

We will use your feedback to inform the drafting of the Chancellor's position profile and the nature of the search process. Specifically, the consultants are most interested in exploring the following questions:

  1. Based on your experience at UAA, what do you see as the short-term (immediate) and long-term (three to five years) challenges and opportunities facing the next Chancellor?
  2. Given the opportunities and challenges you mentioned, what professional experiences and qualifications must the successful candidate possess? What personal qualities must the new Chancellor have in order to be a good "fit" with UAA, the region, and the state?
  3. What current initiatives must the new Chancellor be aware of, embrace, and guide to completion?
  4. What positive attributes about UAA and the region should the search firm communicate to candidates? What are the most attractive features of the University of Alaska Anchorage and how might those be used to attract the right candidates?

View a detailed schedule outlining the campus stakeholder groups and the specific times on Feb. 1 for each session. Each stakeholder group will have between 30 to 45 minutes to meet with the consultants to share their thoughts. For those individuals who are unable to attend or would like to provide additional comments, an online survey has been established. The survey is located at and all feedback submitted will be regarded as confidential.

Because there are many stakeholders with whom the consultants must meet, they will need to adhere to the schedule. Therefore, it would be helpful for all participants to prepare their thoughts and comments prior to their meeting.

The consultants look forward to seeing you. And, on behalf of the Chancellor Search Committee, I thank you in advance for your thoughtful participation.

Regards, Sharon Chamard, Chair Chancellor Search Committee

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