College of Rural & Community Development

College of Rural and Community Development

4th floor Brooks Building

PO Box 756500

Fairbanks, AK 99775


Phone: 907-474-7143

Toll-free: 1-866-478-2721

Fax: 907-474-5824

Registrar Fax: 907-474-6280


Hours: M-F 8AM-5PM

CRCD Statewide Advisory Council

The purpose of the CRCD Statewide Advisory Council is to inform the Vice Chancellor on important issues that impact our rural campuses and the UAF Community and Technical College (CTC).  Council members also make recommendations on new programs and other business related to the College.

In addition to representatives from each rural campus and the UAF Community and Technical College, the Council includes members from the Department of Labor, Department of Education, Cooperative Extension Service and the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN).  In February 2011, the Council also welcomed its first student representative.  The Council meets quarterly; twice in person and twice by audio.

Campus Representative

Rae Belle Whitcomb

Bristol Bay Campus

Campus Representative

Erica Nelson, Chair

Chukchi Campus

Campus Representative

UAF CTC seat vacant

Campus Representative

Lorelei Kineen

Northwest Campus

Campus Representative

Laurinda O'Brien

Koskokwim Campus

Vocational Representative

Seat vacant

Agency Representative

Orville Huntington, AFN

Department of Education Representative

Esther Cox, Department of Education

Student Representative

Sharon Hildebrand

Campus Advisory Council

Patty Elias, Vice Chair

Interior-Aleutians Campus