Search for a new chancellor at UAS is underway

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Earlier this year, University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Karen Carey announced that she would be retiring at the end of the academic year, June 30.

    A nine-member search committee has been appointed to recruit the next UAS chancellor, and today the committee made public the position profile, candidate attributes, and search timeline.

    Position information is available at As the search progresses, updates will be posted on the webpage.

    The site includes a timeline for stakeholder participation in the search; a prospectus that provides nominators and potential candidates with information about UAS, its campuses, and the communities it serves; the role of the chancellor; and, the desired qualifications and characteristics of a successful candidate.

    “UAS seeks an inclusive leader with the background, passion, and savvy to advocate for our University and expand educational and research opportunities for our students,” said Search Committee Co-chair Jennifer Ward. “We are a small yet diverse multi-campus regional university, dedicated to increasing Alaska Native representation throughout our programs and operations. The committee is highly engaged and looking forward to meeting our next Chancellor.”

    Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community stakeholders will have ample opportunity to voice their opinions to the search committee during the search process including participation in listening sessions with the final candidates.

    The next chancellor will be selected by University of Alaska President Pat Pitney this spring, with the expectation of a starting date of no later than July 1, 2023.


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