Board of Directors
In everything we do, we strive to connect and support UAF and its alumni. We encourage excellence in all aspects of the university and provide opportunities for alumni to engage in lifelong involvement with their university community. We could not do what we do without our Board of Director’s strategic guidance and support, and we hold ourselves accountable to you and them. This distinguished group of alum leaders invest their time, passion, and resources to support UAFAA, and for that we are thankful.
A message from the new UAF Alumni Association president
It is an honor to serve as president of the UAF Alumni Association alongside our executive
director, Theresa Bakker, and a highly qualified board of directors, who volunteer
with passion to show tremendous support and enthusiasm when promoting UAF and its
I am excited to see the great potential for organizational growth, new engagement opportunities and enhanced communications when our alumni get the chance to join the brand new Nanook Nation online mentoring platform in May.
As president, it is my plan to uphold the mission and collective goals of this board, to encourage alumni support of UAF students while striving to enhance their college experience, to collaborate with faculty and staff in support of the university's mission and to encourage the community to attend UAF sporting events and public celebrations; whether they take place in person or virtually.
Please be safe and stay healthy.
Cindy Wright, '88
2020 - 2021 UAF Alumni Association Board of Directors
Mary Beth Loewen, ’02, ’07
Seat 2, Southcentral; 2020-2023
2002 - BS, Natural Sciences
2007 - MA, Fisheries
Fisheries biologist, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Forrest Kuiper, ’99, ’00, ’12
Seat 3, Fairbanks; 2020-2023
1999 - AAS, Municipal Fire Control
2000 - AAS, Hazardous Material Control
2012 - BEM, Emergency Management
Fire Captain, UAF Fire Department
Shannon McCarthy, ’88
Seat 4, Southcentral; 2018 - 2021
1988 - BA, Political Science
Public Information Officer, State of Alaska Central Region of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities