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Strategic Enrollment Task Force

Overview

On June 6, 2017 Chancellor Caulfield created the UAS Strategic Enrollment Task Force. This task force is responsible for developing the UAS Strategic Enrollment Plan that will guide long-term, data-informed planning and implementation of marketing, recruitment, and retention efforts. The UAS Strategic Enrollment Plan must be informed by both enrollment management and academic perspectives, including representation from faculty governance. The UAS Strategic Enrollment Task Force will meet monthly throughout the year.

Richard A. Caulfield

Chancellor

Phone: 796-6509

Email:

Chancellor's Office

Hendrickson Bldg, 206, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/chancellor/index.html

Biography

Dr. Richard Caulfield serves as Chancellor at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS), located in Juneau, Alaska’s capital city. UAS is a regional university with campuses in Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka—coastal communities situated in Alaska’s magnificent Tongass National Forest. As Chancellor, Caulfield provides strategic leadership in fulfilling UAS’ mission, including budget development, academic planning and program assessments, student and enrollment services, administrative services, and community relations. Previously he served as UAS Provost. In that capacity he was responsible for ensuring that UAS academic programs meet regional and professional accreditation standards and fulfill the university’s mission and core themes. Within the University of Alaska Statewide system he has been a leader in advancing innovations in teacher education, Arctic social sciences, higher education leadership, Alaska Native and minority student education, and online programs.

Caulfield’s extensive university experience began when he served as an instructor in Alaska’s Bristol Bay Campus, part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). His career includes teaching, research, and service that led to tenure and promotion to the rank of full professor at UAF. He served as a department chair, academic program leader, campus director and dean. He took the position of UAS Provost in 2010. In this capacity he was responsible for ensuring that UAS is fully compliant with NWCCU standards and that regular program assessments and reviews are completed successfully. As Provost he chaired the Provost’s Council, co-chaired the UAS Strategic Planning and Budget Advisory Committee, and served on the UAS Campus Master Plan Implementation Committee. He has been a leader in university/community planning efforts involving political leaders, industry and business leaders, service organizations, Alaska Native/Native American entities, and government agencies.

Caulfield has served on national and international academic boards, including the Executive Committee for the University of the Arctic, the International Arctic Social Sciences Executive Committee, and the Oceans/Atmosphere/Ice Interactions Science Steering Committee for the National Science Foundation. He served as Alaska’s representative on the Executive Committee of the Western Academic Leadership Forum, part of WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education). He has a solid track record of building relationships leading to private philanthropic giving and industry investments. In his capacity as a community campus director he served on regional and statewide workforce development committees, including on the board of the Alaska Process Industries Career Consortium.

Caulfield earned his PhD in the United Kingdom in 1994 based upon research about aboriginal subsistence whaling in Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat) and the Arctic. His Greenland research, supported by the National Science Foundation and the Sir Phillip Reckitt Foundation, led to publication of two books: Greenlanders, Whales and Whaling (University Press of New England) and Inuit, Whaling, and Sustainability (co-author/Alta Mira Press). He earned a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), and BA and BS degrees with Honors in Political Science and Natural Resources from the University of California, Berkeley. He speaks Danish and Kalaallisut, the Greenlandic Inuit language. He is the recipient of the University of Alaska’s Dennis Demmert Award for excellence in serving Alaska Native Students.

Rick and his wife Annie have three grown children. He is active in Southeast Alaska community affairs, serving on boards and committees with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Juneau Economic Development Council, Southeast Conference, and the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center.

Joe G Nelson, J.D.

Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs

Phone: 796-6100Fax: 796-6365

Email:

Novatney Bldg, Rm. 205, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/admissions/

Biography

Born in Mount Edgecumbe, AK, Joe was raised as a commercial fisherman in Yakutat. He is a member of the Teikweidí (Brown Bear) clan, eagle moiety of the Yakutat Tlingit tribe. After graduating Yakutat High School, Joe attended college in Southern California. He received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from UCLA in 1996 and earned his Master of Arts in American Indian Studies in 1998. In 2001, he received a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School.

Joe is a member of the Alaska Bar Association, the Sealaska Board of Directors, and the Juneau Lions Club.

Karen Carey

Provost

Phone: 796-6486Fax: 796-6469

Email:

Provost Office

Hendrickson Bldg, 209, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

  • Ph.D. School Psychology, University of Cincinnati
  • M.S. School Psychology, University of Nevada
  • B.S. Psychology, San Diego State University

Michael Ciri

Vice Chancellor for Administration

Phone: 796-6570Fax: 796-6276

Email:

I.T. Services

Hendrickson Bldg, 111, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

Michael Ciri was raised in the wilderness by wolves and dropped in front of the Mourant Building in 1982 to fend for himself. And he fended well. He went from student to student employee to a regular employee in computing in 1986. He became director of Information Technology and Media Services in 2000.

He is UAS educated, receiving an AA in 1988, a B.A. in Liberal Arts in 1994 and received his master's in Public Administration in 2007. He also holds the record for most consecutive years of living in student housing and is in the UAS mascot hall of fame as the original "Spike" the whale.

Megan Buzby

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Phone: 796-6240

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Whitehead Bldg, Rm 231, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Education

B.A. in Mathematics and Physics, Adams State College, CO. M.S. and Ph.D. in Mathematics, Colorado State University, CO.

Other

Megan started at UAS in Fall 2009. In addition to teaching mathematics, probability, and statistics, she is interested in interdisciplinary teaching and research. Her research interests include applications of probability modeling, in particular with respect to ecology and biology, as well as numerical and error analyses.

Outside of academics, Megan enjoys most things active and done with friends. At the top of the current list is trail running, volleyball, and Latin dancing. When time allows, she also enjoys cooking & baking, watching movies, and catching (& gutting) fish.

Eric W. Scott

Dean of Students & Campus Life

Phone: 796-6389Fax: 796-6387

Email:

Brad Ewing

Director, Institutional Effectiveness

Phone: 796-6231

Email:

Hendrickson Bldg, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/ie

Biography

Brad conducts accountability and performance assessments in support of institutional and operational planning.  He also provides research and consultative leadership to support administrative decision making and strategic planning functions at all levels of UAS management.  A core task for this reporting and consulting position includes developing SQL-embedded SAS analytics programs for an Oracle relational database comprised of approximately 2,000 tables, 40,000 columns, and 2 billion records.

Prior to working at UAS Brad was a senior analyst at an Alaskan consulting firm, McDowell Group.  His career experience includes managing projects with combined budgets of $2 million for diverse clients--including Fortune 500 companies, NGOs, governments, and intergovernmental organizations at local, regional, and national levels. During these projects he collaborated with economists and statisticians at the United Nations, World Bank, and national statistical offices in China, Colombia, and Indonesia.  In addition to project management, Brad has experience managing a database comprised of 65 million data points that measured natural resource flows through regional supply chains.  Brad has also designed and taught a graduate course on ecological economics and authored a wide range of publications; one of these was cited by Nobel Laureates Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen in their report on the measurement of economic performance and social progress.

Brad was born and raised in Ohio and then lived in Berkeley, California for four years before moving to Juneau in 2011.  Brad holds an M.B.A. with concentrations in Business Analytics and Finance from the University of California, Davis.  He also earned a B.S. degree in Economics and a B.S. degree in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology from the Ohio State University.

Paula J. S. Martin

Interim Dean, School of Arts and Sciences; Interim Vice Provost for Research & Sponsored Programs

Phone: 796-6531Fax: 796-6406

Email:

Arts and Sciences

Soboleff Bldg, 223, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

Priscilla Schulte

Ketchikan Campus Director, Professor of Anthropology/Sociology

Phone: 228-4515Fax: 225-3624

Email:

Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences, Ketchikan Director's Office

Ziegler Bldg, Room 116A, Ketchikan Campus

Ketchikan Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/ketchikan

Education

Ph.D., University of New Mexico. Dr. Schulte specializes in multicultural education, Alaska Native cultures, sociocultural change, and archaeology of southeast Alaska.

Biography

Priscilla Schulte has been teaching on the Ketchikan campus since 1980 and has been teaching distance classes for over ten years. Most of her students are in southeast Alaska, but some are from as far away as Connecticut. Priscilla has taught summer classes on the Juneau campus as well as distance delivery classes by video and audio conference to the Juneau campus. She teaches primarily lower division anthropology and sociology classes, as well as multicultural education classes.

Priscilla started her teaching career by teaching anthropology at Dine College (formerly Navajo Community College) now located in Tsaile, Arizona. Her anthropological fieldwork in Arizona and Chicago sparked her interest in completing an M.A. in anthropology at the University of Connecticut. During her years of living and teaching on the Navajo Nation, she began her doctoral work at the University of New Mexico which she completed after her move to Alaska in 1980.

Priscilla’s research and teaching interests are in multicultural education, Alaska Native cultures (primarily of southeast Alaska), and Native American culture change. She produced the video, “The Bear Stands Up,” which has aired on public television. Her most recent research has focused on the totem pole carvers of the CCC era. She is an adopted member of the Tongass Brown Bear clan of the Tlingit people. She is the mother of two daughters who have inspired and encouraged her in her research and teaching.

One of the most exciting events of Priscilla’s teaching year is the annual fieldtrip coordinated with the Forest Service to do archaeological and ethnographic fieldwork with local Native elders, cultural teachers, and UAS students. The field trips focus on the survey and inventory of important cultural sites located in southern southeast Alaska.

Jill Hanson

Sitka Campus Interim Director

Phone: 747-7733

Email:

Sitka Campus

Alison Krein

Creative Manager

Phone: 796-6575Fax: 796-6295

Email:

Public and Media Relations

Soboleff Annex, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/pr

Julie Vigil

Director, Budget, Grants and Contracts

Phone: 796-6494

Email:

Budget, Grants and Contracts

Juneau Campus

http://www.uas.alaska.edu/budget/

Janelle M. Cook

Financial Aid Director

Phone: 796-6255

Email:

Financial Aid

Novatney Bldg, Room 207, Juneau Campus

Juneau Campus