Union of Students (USUAA)

USUAA is looking for UAA students interested in serving as the University of Alaska Student Regent and Student Commissioner. 

Student Regent and Student Commissioner Candidacy Packet

Student Regent and Student Commissioner nominees are selected through elections held by UA campus student organizations. Complete your candidate packet to be put on the Spring 2023 Special Election USUAA Election Ballot, packets due by Friday, December 9 at 5:00pm. The special election will take place on Tuesday, January 31 online at www.uaa.alaska.edu. The top two from each UA campus will go forward to the Alaska State Governor for final selection for nomination.

Student Regent
The Student Regent serves a two-year term beginning June 1, 2023 through May 31, 2025. The Student Regent participates in all of the duties and responsibilities of a Regent (i.e. attends all meetings of the Board and its Committees) and has full voting powers on the Board of Regents.

The ultimate authority in governance of the University of Alaska System is vested in the Board of Regents. The Regents establish policy in areas such as personnel, campus development, student fees, admissions, and financial aid. The duties of the Regents include overseeing the financial management of the University, its investments, and its property holdings as well as appointing the President of the University.

Additional information on the responsibilities and time commitments associated with the position may be found online at: https://www.alaska.edu/bor/student-regent/student-regent-duties/.

Student Commissioner
The Student Commissioner to the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education serves a two-year term beginning June 1, 2023 through May 31, 2025. The Student Commissioner participates in all of the duties and responsibilities assigned to Commission members.

The purpose of the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education is to ensure that postsecondary educational opportunities are more accessible to its citizens; to support recruitment and retention of students to support the state’s postsecondary education system; to create statewide comprehensive planning for postsecondary education, including postsecondary educational institutions and related agencies; and to develop a centralized information and financial aid center to provide a “one-stop” postsecondary educational information and financial aid services center.

Additional information on the responsibilities of the Commission and the duties associated with this position may be found online at: https://www.alaska.edu/bor/student-regent/student-commissioner/.

If you have questions please contact Zac Clark, (786-1371) Associate Director of Student Life & Leadership

The Union of Students of the University of Alaska Anchorage (USUAA) is recognized by the University of Alaska Board of Regents as the governing body for students enrolled at the University of Alaska Anchorage. USUAA provides opportunities to develop leadership and advocacy skills while representing student interests and needs.

USUAA currently has vacant seats available for students interested in joining. If you have questions about joining USUAA, don't hesitate to contact USUAA President Katie Scoggin or USUAA Advisor Zac Clark.

Please complete the petition packet if you are ready to join USUAA or one of its boards. Your eligibility will be confirmed, the packet reviewed, and then you will be contacted by USUAA leadership.

 

 

You can participate in USUAA meetings inperson in the Lyla Richards conference room, virtually through zoom or watching the livestream via the USUAA Facebook page.

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