Mat-Su College Names New Director

Associated Press

The University of Alaska Anchorage has named former state Attorney General Talis Colberg as director of its Mat-Su College in Palmer.

Colberg, who is mayor of the Mat-Su Borough, plans to resign from that part-time office within a “reasonable time,” and before the end of his term in 2012. Colberg says it was Chancellor Fran Ulmer’s preference that he step down and he agreed that would be best. He will begin with the college on August 16.  Colberg was then Governor Sarah Palin’s attorney general and a central figure in the Legislature’s investigation into her firing of her public safety commissioner.

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