Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Senator Jesse Kiehl praised the University of Alaska Board of Regents decision to not dissolve the University of Alaska Southeast.
The UA Board of Regents on Wednesday met to discuss the possible merger of the University of Alaska Southeast with the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
By a vote of 9-0, the regents voted to keep the University of Alaska Southeast intact.
Senator Kiehl released the following statement:
“The Board of Regents got it right today. UAS is such a valuable part of Alaska’s higher education system, it would be a mistake to dissolve it. Today’s vote sets the board firmly back on the path of looking at the entire University system, to benefit all Alaskans," Sen. Kiehl said. “Alaskans know the governor’s veto pen tipped UA into crisis. The Regents are now forced to save post-secondary education – from diesel mechanics to doctorates. I’m glad they’ll again do that with their eyes on our entire state.”