Date of Press Release: May 30, 2012
University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor John Pugh announces the appointment of Dean Joe Nelson as the new Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management effective June 3, 2012. Mr. Nelson serves as a senior member of the Chancellor’s executive cabinet and is responsible for student services and enrollment management. In his new position, Mr. Nelson will be responsible for developing and implementing a student recruitment and retention plan as well as overseeing administrative units such as Admissions and Records and Financial Aid.
Mr. Nelson will provide leadership in the planning and budget process to improve and develop student and campus support services. He will serve as an advocate for enhancing student access to educational opportunities. He will be responsible for integrating student services functions with academic programs and for directing the regional enrollment management plan.
Mr. Nelson has been employed at UAS since 2004. He has served as Program Director for the Preparing Indigenous Teachers and Administrators for Alaska Schools (PITAAS), Associate Vice Provost, and most recently Dean of Enrollment Management. "Joe has done an outstanding job in all these positions," said Chancellor Pugh. "He has particularly provided leadership for our student success efforts."
Joe Nelson holds a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola School of Law in Los Angles and a Masters of Arts in American Indian Studies from the University of California Los Angeles. He is on the Sealaska Corporation Board of Directors and the board for his village corporation in Yakutat.