Jeane Breinig resigns from UAA

by Cathy Sandeen, UAA Chancellor  |   

Dear UAA Community,

After serving as a faculty member and administrator at the University of Alaska Anchorage for more than 24 years, Dr. Jeane T'áaw xíwaa Breinig has decided to leave UAA, effective June 30, 2019. Dr. Breinig started in 1995 as an assistant professor of English where she developed UAA's first Alaska Native literature course. During her years as faculty, her research and teaching expertise included Indigenous language revitalization, oral histories and decolonizing methodologies. Dr. Breinig was promoted to professor in 2012 and the same year was appointed to associate dean for the humanities division in the College of Arts and Sciences. In 2015 she assumed the role of interim associate vice chancellor for Alaska Natives and Diversity and led the process that resulted in UAA's first Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (DAIP). For the last year as AVC for Alaska Natives and Diversity, she chaired the Diversity Action Council, oversaw the DAIP subcommittee implementation process, supported the National Coalition Building Institute, and co-chaired the Chancellor's Alaska Native Education and Research Advisory Council. Dr. Breinig is the recipient of the 2018 Edith Bullock Prize for Excellence and has contributed valuably to UAA, and I know you all join me in wishing her well as she begins her next chapter.

Cathy Sandeen
UAA Chancellor

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