UAF Executive Officer
Longtime Fairbanksan Bob Shefchik was named UAF's executive officer March 23, 2009. In the new position, Shefchik is a member of the Chancellor's Cabinet and serves as a senior advisor to the cabinet and the chancellor. He serves as a liaison between the chancellor's office and community and state officials and organizations.
Shefchik has 28 years of experience as a public manager developing and implementing complex projects and initiatives, as well as serving as strategic advisor to elected officials, boards, commissions, legislators and other policymakers.
Most recently he served as the chief of staff for the Fairbanks North Star Borough, from 2005 - 2009. In that position he was responsible for the day-to-day management of borough operations. Prior to that, he worked for six years as the finance officer and assistant director at the UAF Geophysical Institute. In addition, he served for nearly two decades in various positions with the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, including assistant superintendent for business and finance, and director of business services, among other positions.
He is a graduate of Lathrop High School and holds a bachelor's degree from Cornell University.