Candidates vying to become the next president of the University of Alaska are on a 3 day tour of the system’s main campuses. The three finalists are Lisa Rossbacher, president of the Southern Polytechnic State University in Georgia; Alaska Railroad president Pat Gamble; and UA Southeast Chancellor John Pugh. They began the tour in Fairbanks on Monday, where they attended forums, talked about their visions for the university, and answered questions from the public. All three candidates emphasized the importance of the university driving Alaska’s economy by educating people, supporting industry with research, and pioneering new projects.
Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks
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