Advancement office staff
Samara Taber was named the executive director of university advancement in December 2020. Taber leads UAF's development, alumni relations, communications and marketing activities. Her career at UAF began in 2013 with the Office of Development, where she developed measures to advance communication with UAF alumni, donors, students, employees and friends. Taber has served in a variety of roles at UAF, including interim associate vice chancellor for enrollment management, director of admissions and interim UAF executive officer.
Taber graduated from UAF with a bachelor's degree in Russian studies in 2006. She earned a master's degree in library and information science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008.