About the position

The Chancellor is the Chief Executive Officer of UAA and is responsible for all aspects of UAA administration as delegated by the President of the University of Alaska System and its Regents. The Chancellor will advance the mission and vision of the University and, in consultation with University governance groups, set strategic priorities and reallocate financial and human resources as necessary to advance that mission. The Chancellor will lead the University’s administration of quality instruction, research, outreach, finance and operations, safety, philanthropy and advancement, and student service and life programs.

The new Chancellor will be responsible for building and maintaining external relationships that are critical to the success of UAA. These relationships include, but are not limited to: community and corporate partners; local, state and national policy makers; private donors; and other national and international university leaders. The Chancellor will oversee the development of a fiscally sound UAA budget while working with the vice chancellors to allocate funding to fulfill UAA’s mission and achieve its strategic goals and maintaining the high quality of programs the University is known for. The Chancellor will also serve in the University of Alaska Foundation. The Chancellor is part of the Board of Directors and serves along prominent Alaskans, including the University of Alaska President, two members of the Board of Regents and the Chancellors of the other two UA campuses.

Opportunities and Challenges

The next Chancellor will lead UAA at a crucial time and will serve as the key leader in the following areas:

  • Advancing the UAA 2020 Strategic Plan
  • Promoting diversity and inclusion
  • Student success
  • Increasing access and offerings
  • System-wide comprehensive campaign

Required qualifications

  • Senior level leadership and administrative experience within an academic environment or complex
  • An earned degree from an accredited institution

Read the full chancellor profile and instructions for applications in UAA recruitment announcement.