Each year, a group of alumni volunteers from the nonprofit UAF Alumni Association heads to Juneau to advocate for UAF and higher education in Alaska. No state or university money is used for this nonpartisan effort, called UAF Impact. The Capitol Report is an opt-in email that's your best bet for keeping your finger on the pulse of what's going on related to the UA System regarding the Alaska State Legislature. It provides calls to action, key public testimony dates and other pertinent information. The alumni association no longer uses a separate list; the Capitol Report is your best bet for keeping up-to-date on legislative issues. As we did in 2017, the UAFAA in 2018 is partnering with alumni volunteers from UAA and UAS for an all-UA alumni team.
This year's event is set for Feb. 20-21, 2018.
Alumni and friends who would like to receive legislative updates from UA's associate vice president for state relations Miles Baker can sign up for the Capitol Report by going here: http://www.alaska.edu/state/report/ and click on the link to sign up for the SupportUA listserv.
“The simple truth is that, in state after state and nation after nation, a growing university is required for a strong economy, higher incomes, better health at a lower cost, less crime, and a lower cost of incarceration. The University of Alaska—in partnership with our K-12 and industry partners—is the single best investment we can make in our state’s future.”
— UA President Jim Johnsen, Dec. 15, 2017.