Regent Darroll Hargraves of Wasilla led the charge to rescind, noting abundant and diverse opposition to the merger.
“We will remain an accredited university. Period. End of report,” says University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen.
The declaration comes as the university grapples with a roughly 40% funding cut from Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s line-item veto and legislators’ failed attempts to override the veto.
As the Alaska Legislature continues to grapple with the state’s budget, Juneau is dealing with the direct and indirect impacts of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes.
University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen described the budget reductions as “devastating” and outside what university administrators had planned to accommodate.
The state Legislature’s conference committee cut $8 million from the University of Alaska’s budget on Wednesday, a softer blow than the nearly $22 million reduction proposed by the state Senate.
University of Alaska president Jim Johnsen is looking into cost savings options to bring all three main campuses under one accreditation.
Though the details are not set in stone, a press release suggests UAF could focus on technology, engineering and mathematics; UAA on nursing and economic and policy sciences; and UAS could take the lead in mining and marine programs.
Two top University of Alaska executives have resigned. The heads of statewide finance and human resources have stepped down following meetings with UA’s new president.
The University of Alaska system has defined “consent” for the first time when it comes to sexual misconduct terminology. One expert calls the definition good, but thinks it could go further.