Board of Regents name Pitney interim president for UA

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Board of Regents on Tuesday named Pat Pitney interim president, a position she is expected to hold at least a year while a search for a permanent president is underway.

Pitney is expected to take over Aug. 1, according to a system release. Michelle Rizk has been acting president. Rizk was named to that position last month, after Jim Johnsen resigned.

Pitney is director of the Legislative Finance Division, which provides budget and revenue analyses for the Legislature. She was budget director under former Gov. Bill Walker and has a long history wit...


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