Meet Our Team

Michelle Bartlett, Director

Arriving from Atlanta, Michelle has never been a fan of the cold weather, which is surprising since she has lived in Fairbanks for over 35 years. Originally trained as an Occupational Therapist, Michelle also holds a masters degree in Special Education.  Unable to get a job in her field when she arrived in Fairbanks, Michelle went to work for the university in the Soc/Psych department as the coordinator of a child welfare training grant. Over the years, she held many administrative positions in the UA system before retiring and entering the private sector.

She came out of retirement and joined Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning (SSLL) in 2003.  Under Michelle’s aegis, SSLL expanded its scope of work to include MAYmester, WINTERmester, free events. Additionaly, financial assistance for students increased with the addition of tuition awards, scholarships, in-state tuition for all, and the Sweet Summer Deal. The Educational Cultural Tour program was included in the programming to encourage participation from community members.

Michelle has two grown children Micah and Erin, and is Nana to four wonderful grandchildren. Michelle enjoys scuba diving and is passionate about traveling the world.

Contact Michelle: 907-474-6624 /

Felicia Burud, Administrative Assistant

Felicia is a life-long Alaskan, born and raised in Fairbanks. She has been with the University of Alaska Fairbanks since 2004.

She is the Administrative Assistant for Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning and enjoys assisting students who take advantage of our summer program to meet their educational needs. She is a part-time student  pursuing a bachelor's degree in Communication at UAF .

In her spare time she enjoys watching her daughter play fast-pitch softball under the midnight sun, and together, they participate in a wide variety of outdoor activities year-round.

Contact Felicia: 907-474-1124 /

Florie Wilcoxson, Associate Director

Florie Wilcoxson was born and raised in Fairbanks.

Florie has been with UAF Summer Sessions since 1991. In that time, summer programming has expanded to include more courses students need and multiple special events over the summer. Highlights of the job are when students report summer courses really help them, when faculty applaud their excellent students, and when the recipient of a tuition award says ‘Thanks!'

When not at work, Florie enjoys camping, hiking, bicycling, long distance motorcycle trips with her husband, playing music at church, and all aspects of life with her seven grandchildren.

Contact Florie: 907-474-6451 /

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