September 1, 2021

TO:                 Anupma Prakash, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
                         Alexis Knabe, Interim Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
                         Nettie La Belle-Hamer, Interim Vice Chancellor, Research
                        Julie Queen, Vice Chancellor, Administrative Services
                        Charlene Stern, Interim Vice Chancellor, Rural, Community and Native Education
FROM:        Daniel M. White, Chancellor
RE:                Vaccination Requirement Request Approval

The University of Alaska System policy states that vaccination requirements may only be made by exception and may only be approved by the President at the request of the Chancellor.

Consistent with UAA and UAS, I have requested a vaccination requirement for the following:


Based on my request and President Pitney’s approval, I am herewith authorizing a vaccination requirement (with medical and non-medical-religious exemptions) for that purpose.  This action was effective on August 24, 2021 and announced in the COVID-19 Update that day ( The deadline for having proof of vaccination or an approved waiver is October 29, 2021.