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UAF Bristol Bay Campus to look for new director

February 2nd 2:34 pm | Avery Lill, KDLG News Print this article   Email this article  

In the space of six weeks, the University of Alaska Bristol Bay Campus in Dillingham lost both its director and assistant director. As of last week, Cynthia Rogers is no longer campus director.

Assistant Director Vivian Viar said that she wa?placed on administrative leav?on Dec. 14 and said three weeks ago that she was being forced to resign. According to University of Alaska Fairbanks administration, both Rogers and Viar are on leave and not expected to return.

About a week after Via?was placed on leave, two letters were sent to UAF administrators, one from senior campus faculty and one from a member of the campus advisory council.

UAF vice chancellor for Rural, Community and Native Education, Evon Peter, flew to Dillingham January 12. During the visit, Peter met with campus staff and stakeholders.

"Vice Chancellor Peter spoke with most of the employees at the Bristol Bay Campus over the course of the last week and a half," said UAF spokesperson Marmian Grimes. "After considering all the information and input he heard, he decided it was in the best interest of the campus to go in a different direction with leadership."

Sarah Randolph-Andrew took over last week as interim campus director while UAF searches for a new, permanent director. Randolph-Andrew is also the director of BBC's Adult Basic Education program.


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