Evon Peter

Evon Peter

Vice Chancellor for Rural, Community and Native Education

Evon Peter was appointed vice chancellor for rural, community and Native education  at the University of Alaska Fairbanks by Chancellor Brian Rogers in July 2014. A UAF  alumnus, Peter is Neetsaii Gwich’in and Koyukon from Arctic Village, Alaska where he  served three years as the tribal Chief. He currently serves as a board member to the  Gwich’in Council International, which represents Gwich’in nation interests in the  Arctic Council forum. His international work also includes participation in the United  Nations forum and locally has focused on implementing health, leadership and  workforce development projects. Evon co-founded Native Movement with his wife Enei  Begaye Peter (Navajo) in 2004, a national non-profit Indigenous youth leadership  development and sustainability organization. Since 2009, he served as CEO of  Gwanzhii, LLC, a firm providing strategic planning, program development and other  services to private and public institutions throughout Alaska. He holds a Baccalaureate  degree in Alaska Native studies and a Masters degree in rural development. He resides  in Fairbanks with his wife and four children.
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