Pitney to serve as interim University of Alaska President until 2022

The University of Alaska’s interim president will serve at least another year. 

At a Friday meeting, the UA Board of Regents decided to extend Pat Pitney’s contract as interim president until the spring of 2022, when it will resume searching for a permanent president. The board cited the need for stability during ongoing budget cuts and the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Pitney, a former budget director for Gov. Bill Walker, took over as the university system’s president in August after the previous president stepped down. 

Lex Treinen is covering the state Legislature for Alaska Public Media. Reach him at ltreinen@gmail.com.

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