July 10, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2020

Board of Regents name five finalists for interim UA president

FAIRBANKS -- The University of Ӱԭ Board of Regents has named five finalists for the interim president of the University of Ӱԭ System. Over the next few days, regents will interview all five candidates and make a final decision on July 14.

The finalists include: Acting President Michelle Rizk, former Ӱԭ Interim Chancellor Dana Thomas, current Chancellors Cathy Sandeen [UAA] and Daniel White [Ӱԭ], and Director of the Division of Legislative Finance Pat Pitney. Bios and photos of the finalists can be found at .

Each of the candidates was considered against the attributes approved by the board as well as Board of Regents policies that govern the president’s role. Regents will conduct interviews in executive session with each finalist beginning today and continuing on July 13, with an anticipated announcement of the interim president July 14. 

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