June 20, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2016

Public invited to Tuesday evening forum with candidate for Ӱԭ Interim Chancellor

President Jim Johnsen, in partnership with the University of Ӱԭ Fairbanks, will hold a forum with Dr. Dana Thomas, Ӱԭ Interim Chancellor candidate, at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 21 in the Schaible auditorium. Employees and members of the Ӱԭ community are welcome to meet Dr. Thomas ask questions and provide feedback to President Johnsen.

The candidate forum will be webcast and available at .

Dr. Thomas’ bio, letter of application and curriculum vitae can be reviewed at . On the same page is a submission form to provide feedback on the candidate or to submit a question for possible inclusion during the candidate forum.

If appointed, Dr. Thomas, the former vice president of academic affairs and research, would lead Ӱԭ’s 3,400 faculty/staff and 9,800 students for the next 12 months, succeeding Interim Chancellor Mike Powers who steps down August 1.

After a review of nearly a dozen applications, Dr. Dana Thomas was the only candidate submitted for the interim chancellor position. President Johnsen will take into consideration the feedback received and consult with Ӱԭ governance before making a final decision by June 30.

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For more information contact Roberta Graham, associate vice president of public affairs at 907-360-2416 (cell).

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