Michelle Bartlett, Director

Michelle has been a resident of Fairbanks for over 35 years and has held 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. Michelle shares her creative energy in building the multiple facets of Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning. She enjoys her four granddaughters, scuba diving and traveling the world.

Contact Michelle: 907-474-6624 / mhbartlett@alaska.edu

Katie Kennedy, Associate Director

Katie arrived in Alaska in 1990 for a summer job and found she had discovered her true home. She has worked at the University of Alaska since 2005 and enjoys investing her energy in the development of Summer Sessions programming. Katie enjoys hiking, traveling, mapmaking, and volunteering for Friends of Creamer’s Field.

Contact Katie: 907-474-6451 / cmkennedy@alaska.edu

Mark Steele, Fiscal Officer

Having visited numerous countries, all 50 United States and multiple US protectorates Mark settled into his first "home" in Fairbanks, AK in 1999. After sailing the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans on submarines for the Navy, working in civilian nuclear power plants and spending 10 years in the hospitality industry, Mark joined UAF in 2010 and is currently the Fiscal Officer for Summer Sessions & Lifelong Learning.

In their free time, Mark and his beautiful wife enjoy their futile attempts to train their two cats and are avid fans of hockey (they love the Nanooks and wish the the Avalanche would do something...anything), reading, gaming and traveling

Contact Mark: 907-474-6881 / masteele2@alaska.edu

Felicia Burud, Administrative Assistant

Felicia, born and raised in Fairbanks, has been with the University of Alaska Fairbanks since 2004. She enjoys assisting summer students in meeting their educational goals. She is a part-time UAF student finishing a B.A. in Communication with a minor in Organizational Management. In her spare time she enjoys watching her daughter play fast-pitch softball and together they participate in a wide variety of outdoor activities year-round.

Contact Felicia 907-474-1124 / masteele2@alaska.edu

Florie Wilcoxson, Special Projects

Florie brings 25 years of Summer Sessions experience to the various aspects of summer programming. A lifelong Alaskan, she enjoys this beautiful state and sharing play times with her family and friends.

Contact Florie 907-474-7588 / fawilscoxson@alaska.edu

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