Over the course of five years leading the campus, Rick Caulfield dealt with declining enrollment and repeated state budget cuts that left the entire university system struggling. His departure comes at a time when the campus is facing more uncertainty than ever.
Sheri Buretta, the chair of the board, announced President Jim Johnsen’s resignation during an emergency meeting, following a 45-minute executive session.
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen says he’s withdrawing his name from consideration for President of the University of Wisconsin.
The state’s public university system is eliminating dozens of degree and certificate programs from theater to chemistry to creative writing.
In Juneau, University of Alaska Southeast students, faculty and alumni spent much of last week debating a proposal to merge the university with one of the other University of Alaska campuses to cut costs. On Thursday, the university’s board of regents voted to delay moving forward with the merger and instead decided to look into…
The cost saving proposal has drawn major criticism since being introduced by UA President Jim Johnsen last week.
Leadership at Ketchikan’s University of Alaska Southeast campus on Monday asked the Ketchikan Gateway Borough to oppose a proposed campus merger. Priscilla Schulte leads the Ketchikan UAS campus. She says the proposed cost-cutting move to merge UAS with University of Alaska campuses in Anchorage or Fairbanks won’t serve students in Southeast Alaska. “There’s quite a…
They say the proposed University of Alaska Southeast merger scenarios will not resolve the financial challenges facing the university system.
The head of Alaska’s public university system is potentially leaving the state to take over the helm of the University of Wisconsin System.
For years, UA has grappled with reduced state funding and lost tuition dollars as enrollment declines. Then came the coronavirus pandemic. It cut into the finances of the already-strained university system.