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UA Foundation welcomes new trustees


The University of Alaska Foundation welcomed five well-known Alaskans
onto its Board of Trustees and elected new officers at its recent
annual meeting.

Anchorage businesswoman Jo Michalski and Eric Wohlforth, attorney and
senior partner of Wohlforth, Brecht, Carltledge & Brooking in
Anchorage, were elected vice-chairs of the board. Susan Anderson of
Anchorage, president and chief executive officer of The CIRI
Foundation, was elected secretary. Officers will serve in their
respective positions until November 2012.

New trustees are Scott Jepsen of Anchorage, vice president for
external affairs of ConocoPhillips (2011-2014); Jim Johnsen of
Fairbanks, senior vice president of human resources for Alaska
Communications (2011-2014); Frank Paskvan of Anchorage, viscous oil
renewal team leader for BP (2011-2014); Marilyn Romano of Anchorage,
regional vice president for Alaska Airlines (2011-2014); and Anand
Vadapalli of Anchorage, president and chief executive officer for
Alaska Communications (2011-2013). Longtime Fairbanks resident
Carolyne Wallace was re-elected for a third term (2011-2014). She was
first elected to the board in 2003.

"These five new trustees join a seasoned group of volunteers, all of
whom bring the UA Foundation their skill and a commitment to higher
education," said Foundation President Carla Beam. "Jo Michalski, Eric
Wohlforth and Susan Anderson are strong leaders with proven track
records who will help advance our efforts to build support for UA
students across the state.”

The UA Foundation Board of Trustees is a 27-member board consisting of
elected and emeritus members from across Alaska; appointed trustees
including UA President Pat Gamble and Chancellors Tom Case (UAA),
Brian Rogers (UAF) and John Pugh (UAS); as well as UA regent
appointees Mary K. Hughes and Kirk Wickersham, both of Anchorage.

The University of Alaska Foundation is a private nonprofit corporation
established in 1974 to solicit, manage and invest donations for the
exclusive benefit of the University of Alaska.

See bios of Foundation trustees at:
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