Paramo To Join University Board

Matanuska Susitna Borough School District Superintendent Dr. Deena Paramo  has been appointed to the University of Alaska Board of Regents.

Governor Bill Walker announced the selection Wednesday. The board oversees management of the state university system.

Walker said the appointment of Paramo will serve as representation for the growing population of the Mat Su region and bring a valued perspective to the board.

Dr. Paramo has previously served as an adjunct professor at UAA and as both elementary school principal and a teacher in Mat Su and Glennallen.

She also has served on a number of boards and commissions.


She holds a BS from Texas State University, a Master’s in Education from UAA, an Education Doctorate from the University of Oregon, and has a National Superintendent Certification.


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