BOR announces Pat Pitney as UA interim president

by Cathy Sandeen, UAA Chancellor  |   

Dear UAA Community,

Today, the Board of Regents named Pat Pitney as interim president for the University of Alaska system. Please join me in congratulating her and committing to support her in her new role, a critically important one for our university and state.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you who supported me as a candidate for this role over the past week. I am honored to have been nominated and considered.

I am also honored to continue to serve as UAA chancellor. I truly am. I look forward to directly leading important projects at UAA, including strategic planning, diversity and equity initiatives, fundraising and dean searches, as well as the transition to our first fall semester during a global pandemic.

UAA continues to demonstrate vibrancy and innovation despite unprecedented obstacles. I will work collaboratively with Interim President Pitney, the other chancellors and colleagues across the UA system to advance the success of our university moving forward.

Sincerely,
Cathy Sandeen
UAA Chancellor

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