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Chancellor Brian Rogers selected to permanently fill UAF Chancellor position

Chancellor Brian Rogers
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University of Alaska President Mark Hamilton today announced that Brian Rogers will serve as permanent chancellor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

"Brian is the right person for this position," Hamilton said. "And this is the right time to appoint him. I cannot justify an expensive, lengthy national search involving multiple candidates that would, I'm convinced, lead me to the person I have on the job right now."

Hamilton said he made the decision after consulting with the UA Board of Regents and meeting with students, community members, elected officials, business leaders, staff and faculty members, and alumni. All have shown tremendous support for Rogers. He said Rogers has proven that he has the skills necessary to lead the complex research and teaching institution.

"UAF has a talented faculty, a diverse community of students, hard-working staff and dedicated alumni. I'm honored to serve as permanent chancellor," Rogers said. "My goal is to build on our strengths to make UAF the most student- and community-friendly institution we can be, while still maintaining our tremendous presence in arctic research, a quality education and solid workforce training."

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