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In recognition of the importance of citizen involvement in the planning and implementation of higher education programs and services for the state of Alaska, the Board of Regents hereby establishes Campus Councils for the University of Alaska Southeast.  These councils, advisory in nature, shall offer guidance to each local educational unit and serve as a link for its public constituencies to the Board of Regents.

The chancellor shall appoint no fewer than 7 and no more than 15 persons to serve on a council in Juneau and in each community or region where a university campus is located. Council membership should be broadly representative of the constituencies served by the campus.

Council members shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary travel expenses in accordance with Policy and Regulation.

Membership on Campus Council

Membership on Campus Councils shall be determined as follows:

  1. Council members shall be residents of the campus service area. To assure vital community interests are considered, members from the following categories are recommended:
    • Local Government
    • School District
    • State Government
    • Federal Government
    • Military
    • Chamber of Commerce
    • Native Corporations

Council members appointed from one of the organizations specified in category #1 may serve until leaving the organization.

Local members of the Alaska Legislature, the president of the UAS Alumni Association and former regents of the University of Alaska may serve as ex officio members unless appointed to a designated or at-large seat.

  1. Council members shall be appointed for terms not to exceed four years. Terms of membership will be staggered to provide overlap of incumbent and new members, and members shall be eligible to serve a maximum of three consecutive terms.
  2. All terms of appointment shall expire on June 30.
  3. At least three months prior to the expiration date of an appointment, the Campus Council shall solicit nominations for new members.
  4. The Campus Council will review the nominations and forward a list of nominees through the chief administrative officer to the chancellor at least 30 days prior to the effective date of the new appointment. Appointments will be made by the chancellor. Vacancies occurring during a term shall be filled in a similar manner and replacements shall complete the unexpired portion of the term. The Campus Council may make recommendations concerning membership.

Powers, Duties, and Responsibilities of Campus Councils

The powers, duties, and responsibilities of each Campus Council shall be as follows:

  1. Advocate the interests of the campus.
  2. Participate in the recruitment, and selection, of the respective local campus chief administrative officer.
  3. Review the development of new program proposals, proposals to change existing programs, and proposals to eliminate programs.
  4. Participate in the development of campus and university mission statements, master and annual plans.
  5. Review of the proposed annual capital and operating budget requests before their submission.
  6. Review and recommend, through appropriate administrative channels, changes in Policy and Regulation.
  7. Submit reports from time-to-time to the Board of Regents on the activities and needs of the campus.
  8. Assist the chief administrative officer of the campus in the identification and development of private and public sources of revenue.
  9. Recommend members to serve on the Campus Council.
  10. Suggest ways to involve the university with the community.
  11. Encourage community participation and support in the development of university activities.
  12. Other duties at the request of the Chancellor.

Juneau Campus Advisory Council

NameBusiness / OrganizationTitle
Sander Schjivens (CHAIR)Wostmann & AssociatesCEO
Susan Alexander, Ph.D.US Forest Service, Pacific NW Research StationProgram Manager
Chuck BillBartlett Regional HospitalChief Executive Officer
Bruce BotelhoFormer Mayor of JuneauCommunity Advisor
Pamela DayState of Alaska Division of Personnel Recruitment ServicesHuman Resources Consultant
Nancy DeCherneyJuneau Arts & Humanities CouncilExecutive Director
Capt. Stephen WhiteUS Coast GuardCommander, Sector Juneau
Rosemary HagevigAARPCommunity Advisor
Brian HolstJEDCExecutive Director
Mary BeckerCBJ AssemblyAssembly Liaison
Bill LegereKTOOPresident & General Manager
Steve WhitneyJuneau School DistrictSchool Board Member
Richard PetersonCentral Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of AlaskaPresident
Mike SatreHecla Greens CreekGovernment and Community Relations Manager
Dr. Bridget WeissJuneau School DistrictSuperintendent
James YapFilipino Community Inc.Board Member

Ex-Officio Members

NameBusiness / OrganizationTitle
Rick Caulfield University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor
Dale AndersonUA Board of RegentsRegent
Heather BatchelderUAS Faculty SenatePresident
Brandy MulburyUAS Student GovernmentPresident
David CampbellUAS Alumni AssociationPresident

Juneau Campus Advisory Council meets on the first Monday of each month during the academic year at 12 noon in the Glacier View Room, Egan 221.

Ketchikan Campus Advisory Council

Academic Year 2019-2020

Shana Criscola (Chair)PeaceHealth
Chelsea Goucher Alaska Marine Lines
Commander Arthur DehnzUS Coast Guard Ketchikan
Alonso EscalanteKetchikan Gateway Borough School District
Helen MickelTongass Federal Credit Union
Austin OtosKetchikan Gateway Borough Assembly
Sonya SkanKetchikan Indian Community

Ex-Officio Members

NameBusiness / Organization
Beth Lougee, Interim SuperintendentKetchikan Gateway Borough School District
Richard A Caulfield, Ph.D.UAS Chancellor
Karen Carey, Ph.D.UAS Provost
Priscilla Schulte, Ph.D.Ketchikan Campus Director

Scheduled Meetings

The Ketchikan Campus Advisory Council meets the second Thursday of the month, September through April, at noon in Paul 516.  

Sitka Campus Advisory Council

NameBusiness / Organization
Garry White (CHAIR)Sitka Economic Development Association
Nancy DouglasSitka Tribe of Alaska, Cultural Director
Cdr. Michael FrawleyUS Coast Guard Air Station
Michael HarmonCity & Borough of Sitka, Interim Municipal Administrator
Bonnie RichardsRetired, Business
Rachel RoyGreater Sitka Chamber of Commerce, Execuitive Director
Tim RyanNorth Pacific Seafoods
Roger SchmidtSitka Fine Arts Camp, Executive Director
Fran SchwuchowAlaska Employment Servivces
John Stein

Retired, Business

Janelle Vanasse

Mt. Edgecumbe High School, Superintendent 

Mary WegnerSitka School District, Superintendent

Ex-Officio Members

Dr. Richard A CaulfieldUAS Chancellor
Dr. Karen CareyUAS Provost
Dr. Math Trafton

UAS Sitka Campus Interim Director

Sitka Campus Advisory Council meetings are held once a semester.

Meetings are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in room 229.


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