New UAF Vice Chancellor for Rural, Community & Native Ed

Evon Peter
Evon Peter

Evon Peter has been selected to run the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ rural campuses. He will serve as the new vice chancellor for rural, community and Native education.

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Peter is Neetsaii Gwich’in and Koyukon from Arctic Village. He graduated from UAF in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in Alaska Native Studies. He is finishing a master’s degree in rural development.

Peter is responsible for the College of Rural and Community Development, which includes all of UAF’s rural campuses and sites.

As vice chancellor, Peter will be responsible for guiding UAF’s rural and community education initiatives, promoting the inclusion of indigenous knowledge in university programs and advocating for Alaska Native education.

Peter replaces Bernice Joseph, who died earlier this year after a battle with cancer.