University Regents to conduct two day meeting in Juneau

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The University of Alaska Board of Regents opens a two day meeting on the Auke Lake Campus in Juneau Thursday.

    University of Alaska Southeast  Chancellor Rick Caulfield says one of the subjects the regents will discuss is the important connection for Alaskans to employers and the fact that Alaska has a relatively small number of its population that has any post secondary education.  "Only about a third of our population has any education or training beyond high school and that includes apprenticeship programs, welding certificate, and what have you.    And so the president, Jim Johnsen and our Board of Regents are focusing on a goal of seeing as many as 65 percent of Alaskans by 2025 having some post secondary credential."

    Among the agenda items is a discussion on the proposed tuition rates for academic years 2019 and 2020.A review of President Jim Johnsen's employee contract and compensation is  planned. Approval of bargaining unit contracts with some employee groups is also on the agenda.

    There will be an opportunity to offer testimony to the regents.  Caulfield says that will be Thursday between 4:30 and 6 p.m.  in the Student Recreation Center on the Auke Lake Camps.


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