Marshall L. Lind
UAF Chancellor 1999-2004
Marshall Lind became UAF chancellor in August 1999, after serving as chancellor of the University of Alaska Southeast from 1987-1999. Previous to his appointment as chancellor at UAS, Lind served in various positions for the University of Alaska system, from visiting professor of education to dean of the School of Extended and Graduate Studies.
Lind was commissioner of the Alaska Department of Education from 1971-1983, and again from 1986-1987, serving under four governors for a combined total of more than 13 years. During his tenure as commissioner he was involved with the creation of the Regional Educational Attendance Areas and the implementation of the Molly Hootch consent decree. He was the superintendent of schools for the Kodiak Island Borough School District from 1969-1971.
In 1961, Lind began a six-year teaching stint with the Bureau of Indian Affairs working in Kwigillingok, Goodnews Bay and Emmonak.
Lind received his Ph.D. in educational administration from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, his master's degree in education from the University of Montana in Missoula and his bachelor's degree in education from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He received a distinguished alumni award from Northwestern.
Lind has served on various national committees, including a United States presidential appointment to the National Adult Education Council. He has also served as an executive board member of the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Lind received the 2002 Denali Award from the Alaska Federation of Natives, the highest honor AFN gives to non-Natives, for his commitment to serving the educational needs of rural and Native Alaskans.
He retired in 2004 and was awarded the title of chancellor emeritus.
He and his wife, Lois, have three children and three grandchildren.
Chancellor Lind's retirement letter