Lori Klein Selected as UAS Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
The University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) appointed Lori Klein as the new Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs (EMSA). Klein assumes the new role on June 10.
Klein has lived in Juneau since 1996, has more than fifteen years of progressive leadership experience in higher education, and most recently held the position of Title IX coordinator at UAS. She holds a master of science in education with an emphasis on college student personnel from the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse. Regarding this transition, Klein said, “I love UAS. It has been my professional home for many years now, and I’m delighted to continue serving students in this new capacity.”
As vice chancellor of EMSA, Klein is responsible for implementing the university’s Strategic Enrollment Plan across three campuses in Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka; promoting retention and completion; and ensuring quality and continuous improvement in student advising and support services, financial aid, housing, food services, and residence life. As a member of senior leadership, Klein serves as a member of the chancellor’s executive cabinet and represents UAS in system-wide initiatives and in community partnerships. The vice chancellor is an advocate for expanding a culture of respect, equity, and inclusion at UAS.
Chancellor Rick Caulfield selected Klein after semester-long national search process. Remarked Caulfield, “I’m very pleased that UAS will have the benefit of Lori’s knowledge, expertise, insight, and dedication as our new vice chancellor of enrollment management and student affairs.”
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The Marx Bros. Café
Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.