Dashiell Hillgartner Appointed Director of Admissions for UAS
UAS promoted its Academic Exchange and Away Study Coordinator to the position of Director of Admissions, overseeing the Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka campuses. In his new role, Dashiell Hillgartner works to increase access to undergraduate programs and contributes to strategic enrollment goals.
Hillgartner received his bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Oregon and his master’s in international education management from Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Vermont. Prior to working at UAS, Hillgartner worked with nonprofits, universities, and high schools in Chile, Peru, Costa Rica, and Spain teaching, creating partnerships, and developing programs.
“Dashiell knows UAS; he’s a strong collaborator with local, state, national, and international partners; and he’s invested in creating pathways to college. We are very excited that Dash was interested in the Director of Admissions position,” says Lori Klein, UAS vice chancellor for enrollment management and student affairs.
Originally from Oregon, Hillgartner has lived in Alaska for the past six years and considers Juneau home.
This year the Alaska Railroad is celebrating 100 years of transportation people and cargo around Alaska. While the railroad is one of the states oldest transporters, it certainly isn’t the only one, and in this issue of Alaska Business we also check in on the Marine Highway, Span Alaska, and the White Pass & Yukon Route. For those interested in Southeast, our focus on that region provides updates on Kensington Mine, Tongass FCU, the troll fishery, and Juneau’s growing landfill.