Board of Directors

In everything we do, we strive to connect and support UAF and its alumni. We encourage excellence in all aspects of the university and provide opportunities for alumni to engage in lifelong involvement with their university community. We could not do what we do without our Board of Director’s strategic guidance and support, and we hold ourselves accountable to you and them. This distinguished group of alum leaders invest their time, passion, and resources to support UAFAA, and for that we are thankful.


 

2021 - 2022 UAF Alumni Association Board of Directors


Board officers

Cindy Wright, ’88

Cindy Wright, ’88

Board President/chair

Seat 9, Fairbanks; 2019 - 2022

1988 - Bachelor's in Education
Owner, Playwright Marketing

Tom Brice, ’90

Tom Brice, ’90

Vice President

Seat 7, Southeast; 2021-2024


1990 - BA, Political Science

Mary Beth Loewen, ’02, ’07

Mary Beth Loewen, ’02, ’07

Board Secretary

Seat 2, Southcentral; 2020-2023


2002 - BS, Natural Sciences
2007 - MA, Fisheries
Fisheries biologist, Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Thomas Farrugia, '17

Thomas Farrugia, '17

Board Treasurer

Seat 11, Municipality of Anchorage; 2019-2022

2017 - PhD Fisheries
Alaska Harmful Algal Bloom Coordinator, Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS)


Board members

Vacant

Seat 1, Rural; 2020-2023



Forrest Kuiper, ’99, ’00, ’12

Forrest Kuiper, ’99, ’00, ’12

Seat 3, Fairbanks; 2020-2023


1999 - AAS, Municipal Fire Control
2000 - AAS, Hazardous Material Control
2012 - BEM, Emergency Management
Fire Captain, UAF Fire Department

Meredith Cameron ’09

Meredith Cameron ’09

Seat 4, Southcentral  (2021-2024)


2009 - BA, Political Science
National Coordinator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Meadow Bailey ’00

Meadow Bailey ’00

Seat 5, FNSB; 2021-2024


2000 - BA Communications
Director of External Affairs & Public Relations, Golden Valley Electric Association

Darryl Lewis, Sr. ’88

Darryl Lewis, Sr. ’88

Seat 6, At Large; 2021-2024


1988 - BA Journalism
Correction Officer, State of Colorado

George Cromer III, ’03

George Cromer III, ’03

Seat 8, At-Large; 2019 - 2022


2003 - MA Rural Development
Second/Third Grade Teacher
Airport Heights Elementary, Anchorage

Libby Eddy, ’92

Libby Eddy, ’92

Seat 10, Outside (Lower 48); 2019-2022


1992 - Associate of Arts
Retired/Former Registrar and Director of Admissions, UAF

 

Ex-Officio Board members

Shannon McCarthy, ’88

Shannon McCarthy, ’88

Southcentral Chapter President


1988 - BA, Political Science

Ron Wall, ’02

Ron Wall, ’02

Fairbanks Chapter President


1989 - BA Justice
Commander, Alaska State Troopers "D" Detachment (Interior Alaska)

Doug Schrage ’85

Doug Schrage ’85

Student Firefighter Chapter President


1985 - Fire Science

Scott Roselius, ’81

Scott Roselius, ’81

Hockey Chapter President


1981 - BA, Physical Education

Jeremy Vermilyea , ’92

Jeremy Vermilyea , ’92

Pacific Northwest Alumni Contact


1992 - BA, Journalism

Theresa Bakker

Theresa Bakker

UAFAA Executive Director