In response to state and municipal needs to help Alaska’s workforce upscale and retool to grow our economy, UAA introduced a suite of Fast Track Career Certificates based on current and emerging state economic trends, as well as feedback from industry partners and state and local officials regarding real-time employment needs. These ongoing collaborative efforts now include $3 million in federal COVID relief funds allocated by the municipality. This has made it possible for UAA to provide full scholarships for up to 300 eligible students, plus housing stipends, as they enroll in the university’s certificate programs. More information at uaa.alaska.edu/fasttrack.
As Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Denise K. Runge, Ph.D
., provides leadership and direction for the broad academic mission of UAA, to discover and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, engagement and creative expression.
Provost Runge came to UAA in 2015 following 20 years as faculty, Dean, and Provost at institutions in Georgia, Mississippi, and Montana. At UAA, she has previously served as Dean of the Community & Technical College, as well as Assistant Director at the Prince William Sound College campus in Valdez. Dr. Runge’s Ph.D. is in Political Science with a Public Policy and Administration concentration.
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