Between the University’s Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka campuses there are just over 2,000 students enrolled.
Interim President Pat Pitney cited “distrust of the process.”
Regent Darroll Hargraves of Wasilla led the charge to rescind, noting abundant and diverse opposition to the merger.
It’s part of a larger vision — in the works for several years — to establish a Northwest Coast arts hub.
An estimated 60% of the 250 UAS classes in Juneau will be held in-person.
The vacancy for a director of the Division of Legislative Finance was advertised on the Alaska Workforce website on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, the Trump administration rescinded its controversial plan issued just a week ago that would have required international college students to take in-person classes or leave the country entirely.
UA regents announced Tuesday that Pitney will serve as interim president as they search for someone to permanently fill the position left vacant when Jim Johnsen abruptly resigned last month.
The regents say they expect to announce the interim president on Tuesday after interviews in executive session — meetings closed to the public.
This is encouraging news for first-year teachers educated in Alaska but it doesn’t provide any insight into whether teachers from other states feel similarly prepared.