UAS News

UAS Welcomes New Provost

Juneau, Alaska
Date of Press Release: 6-30-2016

Dr. Karen Carey joined the University of Alaska Southeast this week as Provost. Dr. Carey earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology from University of Cincinnati. She comes to UAS from the California State University Channel Islands, in Ventura, California, where she served as the Dean of Arts & Sciences. In that role she was responsible for strategic planning and student learning as well as managing academic programs with more than 200 faculty.

As UAS Provost, Dr. Carey collaborates with faculty to support the teaching, research, and service missions of UAS. She maintains strong working relationships with deans, campus directors in Sitka and Ketchikan, department chairs, and other faculty and staff to ensure high-quality academic performance and institutional effectiveness of the university. Dr. Carey also serves as the academic liaison with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and University to maintain UAS’ accreditation, and is responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable standards and reporting expectations. Dr. Carey is based at the UAS Juneau Campus.

Chancellor Rick Caulfield selected Dr. Carey after a year-long national search process. During her time at CSU-CI, Dr. Carey and her colleagues faced severe budget cuts in the face of the 2008 recession. She has experience with measures used to weather these cuts, and has seen the long-term impacts of these actions on campuses. Chancellor Caulfield notes, “Provost Karen Carey brings experience and insights that are particularly valuable for UAS in this time of change.” Dr. Karen Carey can be reached at or 907-796-6147.


Keni Campbell

University of Alaska Southeast

(907) 796-6509