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UAA to receive $2.1M state funding for College of Health

by Sean Parnell, UAA Chancellor  |   

Dear UAA Community,

Earlier this week, Gov. Dunleavy announced a modest funding increase for the university, and today we’ve received more good news from the governor’s office. The College of Health will receive $2.1 million from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund to increase the school’s capacity to train registered nurses.

UAA plays a critically important role in educating health and behavioral health professionals for Alaska. This investment in recruitment and retention packages provides a mechanism to attract and retain qualified faculty in these essential fields in Alaska now and the future.

Kendra Sticka, UAA’s associate dean of clinical health sciences, says building a sufficient and stable faculty is essential in tackling the state’s shortage of nurses, and in developing innovative instructional strategies and providing consistent quality education.

We appreciate that Gov. Dunleavy understands the value of investing in the UAA community and our academic programs that help meet critical needs in the state.

Sincerely,
Sean Parnell,
UAA Chancellor

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