Edward Sugai, President
I have been enrolled part time in UAS for a year and a half now and really enjoyed it. I am involved in the Health Information Management program and the Welding program. My educational background is a blend of business administration, information systems, and computer science. Building on that experience with the Health Information Management courses seems to be a natural extension for me. E-learning is a new experience for me and I really enjoy that format. It provides a more interactive learning opportunity than sitting in large lecture halls or constantly reading big thick books. Technology and innovation have been of interest to me for a long time. I have enjoyed participating in Student Government since it provides a way for me to connect with the University system in general and the Sitka campus in particular. The SGA provides an avenue for airing student opinions on the issues that matter to us. SGA is a resource of information about other opportunities within UAS for service or advocacy. As such, I find that it is a way for students to serve.
Kristy Crews, Treasurer
"Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to." ~John Ed Pearce
I was raised in Sitka since 1984. I absolutely love Alaska, but most of all SE Alaska. I enjoy boating, fishing, four wheeling, and most of what Sitka has to offer. I graduated in May 2008 with a Bachelors in Business Management and Marketing from UAA and just recently took over the family business with my younger brother.
Cindy Fisher, Secretary
Arlo Davis, Public Relations Officer
Arlo Nasruk Davis was born in Dillingham, Alaska and raised between Nome and Selawik. He has been to many of the very different parts of Alaska and traveled around the world. This all gives him a unique and very cross cultural perspective on what it means to be a college student in Alaska. Alaska is very unique in the world and needs to embrace the diversity found in its people and cultures to move forward in a healthy way. Arlo is currently a full time student at UAS Sitka. He works part time at the youth home and bikes everywhere on one of his two bikes: one for snow/winter with Snowcat wheels, and the other being a sweet, pink road bike.
My name is Naomi Ivanoff and I am from Unalakleet, Alaska about an hour bush flight from Nome. You may notice the name from Discovery Channel's Flying Wild Alaska. I am working on my receiving a Bachelor's degree in Northern Circumpolar Studies as well as a Bachelors in Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development through UAF. As one can tell from my location, I am an SGA Distance Learning Student Representative, anticipating and looking forward to hearing from those who have their own input or ideas that not only benefit themselves, but other distance education students. SGA wants to hear from you because you are the reason as to why we exist! I am happy to be a part of this vital student government council, as I am able to actively participate in meetings conveniently via teleconference as well as physically when SGA funds allow, to contribute my ideas. I feel welcomed by SGA and grateful to be a part of positive change for local and distance students, especially being that I have experienced both aspects!
SGA Staff Advisor
April Wilson Susky, SGA Staff Advisor
April grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and attended university in Texas and Indiana. She got a Ph.D. in American Studies and Political Science from Purdue University in 1992 and has taught English, History, and Political Science at the college level since then, mostly at UAA, in Anchorage. Dedicated to student success, April decided to shift over to academic advising recently in beautiful Sitka, but is still enthusiastic about teaching American Government. Her interests include the outdoors, animals, walking, writing, music, comics, and film and television.