University of Alaska regents explore campus reorganizations


August 1, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska has taken its first steps toward consolidating its three accredited campuses into a single entity.

Facing severe budget cuts as a result of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s veto pen, the UA Board of Regents voted Tuesday to authorize President Jim Johnsen to immediately reduce administrative costs and prepare a plan for a transition to a single institution.

Johnsen painted a dire financial picture for the university and said delaying a decision would compound the size of the cuts to be made later this year.

“You need to decide if the house is on f...

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