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Bruce Gifford to return as Vice Chancellor, Satre Acting Vice Chancellor

"I'm thrilled to death to be coming back to UAS"

Richard Dent has resigned as Vice Chancellor of Student Services and Enrollment Management. Director of Student Services Tish Griffin Satre is serving as acting Vice Chancellor.  Former Dean of Students and Enrollment Management Bruce Gifford is set to fill the job permanently July 1, 2008.

Campus picnic photoGifford’s employment history with the University of Alaska Southeast began in 1982 as Director of Student Services and Public Relations for Ketchikan Community College. From 1988 to 1999 he served as Regional Director of Student Services and from 1999-2001 as Dean of Students and Enrollment Management. Gifford returns to UAS after two years as Vice President of Student Services at Pueblo (Colorado) Community College and five years in the same position as well as Athletic Director at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Griffin-Satre started at UA Juneau in 1985 and came here from the University of Washington to open Student Housing in its first year. In 1988 she was named Assistant Director for Student Services. Griffin-Satre has worked for UAS on Auxiliary Services, Food Service, Childcare, Bookstore, Campus Judicial, Student Government, Whalesong, Recreation and Activities and as chair of Tuxedo Junction until it “retired” in 2006.  “The best part of my UAS experience has been working with such exceptional colleagues that are so committed to student success. I have enjoyed being a part of the campus facility growth in Housing and Recreation and starting many campus traditions from the Polar Bear Plunge to the Banff Film Festival,” said Griffin-Satre. “This institution is near and dear to my heart and the opportunity to take the reins in Student Services culminates a long term commitment and dedication to serving the students, faculty and staff at UAS.”

“We are fortunate Ms. Griffin-Satre has accepted the responsibilities of Acting Vice Chancellor,” said Chancellor John Pugh. “Her leadership will allow UAS to continue excellent services to students and provide a smooth transition.”

Gifford visited UAS March 3 and 4 and met with several offices and committees on campus. “I am thrilled to death to be coming back to UAS,” said Gifford.


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