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University of Alaska begins national search for next Vice President for Academic Affairs & Research


UA VP Academic Affairs & Research Search Committee Formed

University of Alaska President Patrick Gamble has announced that the university will begin a national search for the next Vice President for Academic Affairs & Research.

Dr. Ashok K. Roy, Vice President for Finance & Administration, will chair the search committee as a non-voting member. The committee includes faculty representatives from the three universities.

In addition to Dr. Roy as chair, members of the search committee include:

  • Dr. Perry Barboza, Professor, Institute of Arctic Biology
  • Dr. Talis Colberg, Director, Matsu College
  • Dr. Abhijit Dandekar, Chair, Petroleum Engineering
  • Dr. Mark Fitch, Associate Professor of Mathematics
  • Dr. Mark Herrmann, Dean, School of Management
  • Dr. Larry Hinzman, Director, International Arctic Research Institute
  • Dr. Diane Hirshberg, Director, Center for Alaska Education Policy Research &
  • Dr. Eric Holmberg, Chair, Chemistry Department
  • Dr. Rashmi Prasad, Dean, College of Business and Public Policy
  • Dr. Fred Rainey, Director of Biological Science
  • Dr. Karen R. Schmitt, Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Vice Provost for Research & Sponsored Programs
  • Dr. Walter Skya, Associate Professor of History & Director -Asian Studies
  • Lance (X?'unei) A. Twitchell, Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Languages
  • Dr. Helena S. Wisniewski, Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies & Dean of the Graduate School
  • Dr. Eran Hood, Associate Professor of Environmental Science
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