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UAS Names New Provost

Dr. Karen Carey will begin work as the University of Alaska Southeast Provost in Juneau, effective July 1, 2016.

Dr. Carey currently serves as Dean of Arts and Sciences at California State University Channel Islands, in Ventura, CA. In that position she is responsible for strategic planning and student learning as well as managing academic programs with more than 200 faculty. Dr. Carey holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati. She previously worked at California State University Fresno and in public education. The decision to offer the position to Dr. Carey is consistent with the recommendation of a search committee, chaired by Professor of Biology and Natural Sciences Department Chair David Tallmon. “I am delighted to be joining the University of Alaska Southeast,” said Dr. Carey. “The excellent academic programs, faculty, and staff drew me to apply for the position.  Helping to grow opportunities available to Alaskan students is very exciting.”  Interim Provost Dr. Priscilla Schulte will continue in her role through June 30, 2016, after which she will return to her fulltime responsibilities as UAS Ketchikan Campus Director. “I appreciate the extraordinary dedication Dr. Schulte has shown in serving as Interim Provost,” said Chancellor Rick Caulfield. “We look forward to welcoming Dr. Carey to our university and to the proven leadership she will provide.”


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