Union of Students (USUAA)

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, UAA will hold a special election to select a UAA student candidate to serve as the University of Alaska Board of Regents (Student Regent) and The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) (Student Commissioner).

On election day, UAA students will receive a link to the ballot, and all voting will be conducted online via UAALife.

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/.

Candiate Spotlight for Special Election

  • Student Regent
    • Albiona Selimi
      Albiona Selimi
      Political Science

      "I am a sophomore at UAA, specifically the College of Arts & Sciences, persuing a degree in Political Science with minors in both Justice and Women's & Gender Studies. I've also joined the Union of Students of the University of Alaska, Anchorage (USUAA) and had the pleasure of serving as the Chair of the Activities Committee, organizing events for our campus. In my free time, you'll most likely find me reading!
       
      I am interested in becoming Student Regent because I believe I would be a worthy representation for the UA system/universities. The university needs someone who can keep students' concerns in mind before all else. With my experience with USUAA, I am able to stay in touch with their best interests. As someone who is governmentally inclined, this position would align greatly with my future interests in public service."
      Albiona Selimi

       

     

  • Student Commissioner
    No candidate for this postion, write-ins are welcome. A candidate must receive at least 5 votes to be a write-in candidate. 

 

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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