UAA Chancellor Ulmer to resign in 2011

By Molly Dischner
Sun Star Reporter

University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor Fran Ulmer announced her resignation on Friday. In an explanatory letter, she said she wants to focus on public policy issues in Alaska and spend more time with her husband and family after she leaves her current office in 2011. She also said she planned to stay long enough to finish filling key positions and take care of other tasks, such as accreditation. The letter was posted on Alaska Dispatch’s website and sent to a variety of people.

Ulmer’s replacement won’t be the only new face in coming years. The University of Alaska system will have a new president, possibly as soon as March. Ulmer and UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers have said they aren’t applying for the job. According to a recent story in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, the University plans to have finalists for the position tour the state in February.

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