Barbara Travis has been a part of the UAF family over the years as both a student and an employee. She has worked at UAF since 2001, at the International Arctic Research Center, the UA Museum of the North where she managed the membership program, and currently as the Development Specialist at UAF Development. Barbara provides stewardship for philanthropic support to insure UAF donors feel valued and appreciated, and manages projects including the Chancellor’s Report on Philanthropy and the annual ‘Thank You’ postcard.
Barbara and two of her children are UAF alumni. She holds a B.A. in English Literature and is a recipient of the Minnie E. Wells Award in Literary Criticism. Barbara is a ceramic artist and studied at UAF, and her work graced the cover of the 2008 Summer Sessions catalog. She has donated through the Fairbanks Potter’s Guild to UAF art scholarships, and participates in the annual Fairbanks Food Bank “Empty Bowls” fundraiser.
Barbara resides in Fairbanks with her husband, a retired teacher, artist and farmer. They especially enjoy visiting their children and grandchildren in the lower 48. Barbara also enjoys gardening, baking, knitting and collecting sand from around the world.