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UAS Chancellor Congratulates New CBJ Assembly Member

Juneau, Alaska

Date of Press Release: January 15, 2019

UAS Chancellor Rick Caulfield congratulates UAS graduate Alicia Hughes-Skandijs upon her appointment to the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly, filling the vacancy left by newly-elected state Senator Jesse Kiehl.

“While I know that there were a number of talented applicants for the Assembly seat, I was very pleased to see that a distinguished UAS graduate received the appointment,” Caulfield said. “Alicia graduated from UAS in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. She also excelled in theatre and art courses. Importantly, she was our 2010 Juneau Campus Student Commencement Speaker—a high honor that is awarded to our top students.”

A key part of UAS’ mission is student success and educating those who understand the importance of giving back to their community. The selection of Hughes-Skandijs as a new Assembly representative is a positive example of a next generation of community leaders stepping up to help Juneau develop and be an inviting place to live, work, and study. Chancellor Caulfield added: “Alicia’s willingness to take on this new responsibility shows others how they can give back to their community. She is a positive role model for our students and new graduates—demonstrating that you absolutely can make a difference in our community. Congratulations to Alicia on her new leadership role.”

Press Release Contact

Keni Campbell
University of Alaska Southeast
(907) 796-6509
klcampbell4@alaska.edu