UA system announces interim president

Published: Jul. 14, 2020 at 7:22 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) -The University of Alaska Board of Regents announced Tuesday that it has selected Pat Pitney to serve as the university’s interim president. Pitney will take over from Acting President Michelle Rizk on Aug.1. Pitney currently serves as the state’s Director of the Division of Legislative Finance. She was the former Vice Chancellor of Administration, University of Alaska Fairbanks and worked at UA Statewide for 17 years. In all, Pitney spent 23 years with the University of Alaska before leaving to serve as the State Budget Director in the administration of former Governor Bill Walker. Pitney is expected to serve as interim president for a minimum of a year or up to 18 months or until the appointment of a president, whichever comes first. Pitney is replacing Rizk who stepped in as Acting President after Jim Johnsen resigned earlier this month.

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