Meet the Vice Chancellor
Vice Chancellor for Rural, Community and Native Education
Phone: (907) 474-1865
Fax: (907) 474-5824
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, where he served three years as the tribal Chief. As a community leader and advocate, he served in numerous board positions including Vice Chair to the Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments, on Tanana Chiefs Conference board of directors, and as Co-Chair to the Gwich’in Council International. His international work includes participation in the Arctic Council and United Nations forum and locally has focused on implementing behavioral 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 is completing the final requirements for a Masters degree in Rural Development. He resides in Fairbanks with his wife and four children.