Date of Press Release: December 22, 2014
The University ofAlaska Southeast (UAS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Vickie Williams as the new Dean of the School of Management. She replaces Mr. John Blanchard, who served as Dean for three years and who has returned to a faculty role. The School of Management offers associate and bachelor’s degrees in business and accounting and also offers the online Master’s degree in Public Administration online throughout the state.
Dean Williams is a highly qualified UAS faculty member whose academic qualifications include MBA, CPA, and CGMA degrees and credentials plus extensive public and private sector experience in business and accounting. Dean Williams service as a faculty member at UAS dates back to 1995. She is a tenured faculty member in Accounting and previously served as Chair of the UAS accounting program. Previously she served as Treasurer of the City and Borough of Juneau and as an accountant with both Citicorp and Arthur Andersen of New York City.
“Over the years I have been able to pass on my passion for numbers to our accounting students and have worked with many great faculty and staff,“ said Williams. “I am thrilled to take on new challenges and work with all the programs in the School of Management. We have a great family at UAS!”
“Dean Williams brings to this leadership position a wealth of experience and exceptional dedication to student success,” said UAS Provost Rick Caulfield. She is widely respected by faculty and staff in the university system and in professional business and accounting circles. Her successful teaching experience and her community engagement will serve our students well.”
The appointment, approved by Chancellor Pugh and UA President Patrick Gamble, was made after broad consultation with School of Management faculty and staff and community partners.