Alaska Board of Regents meets in Juneau

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) The Alaska Board of Regents discussed a number of issues that are important to the University of Alaska Southeast and the region last week during a two day meeting in Juneau.

    The  Board of Regents focused a new education program to develop teachers, a new fisheries degree, and expansion of
    student enrollment.

    Chancellor Rick Caulfield told News of the North it was a busy agenda, "Progress is being made for the University of Alaska Southeast to be the state wide leader for teacher education.  Other programs important to South East Alaska included the fisheries degree, and training for mine mechanics. There is strong support for these programs."

    Caulfield said the system also want to expand student enrollment at the UAS campuses in Juneau, Ketchikan and Sitka.

    The regents will also vote in November on a five percent tuition hike.

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