Board of Advisors

The purpose of this board is to assist UAF in meeting its responsibilities to its stakeholders, its communities, to Alaska and beyond. The UA Board of Regents' policy (Word document) outlines the responsibilities of the UAF Board of Advisors to include advocacy for the university; guidance to the chancellor on ways the university can increase its responsiveness to local, state, national and international needs; assist the university in explaining its mission and needs to the public, and recommend changes to policies and regulations. 


  • Marilyn Romano, Regional Vice President - Alaska, Alaska Airlines - Chair
  • Joe Beedle, President and CEO, Northrim Bank
  • Jeff Cook, Director, External Affairs & Administration, Koch Companies Public Sector
  • Harry Cook, Everts Air Alaska
  • Janet Weiss, Sr. Vice President, BP Alaska
  • Greg Jones Sr. Vice President, Technical Support Division, Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
  • Wendy Redman, Emeritus
  • Joe Usibelli, Jr., President, Usibelli Coal Mine
  • Carolyne Wallace, board member, UA Foundation
  • Mike Walsh, Vice President, Foraker Group
  • Bill Watterson, President, Watterson Construction
  • Jack Wilbur, CEO, Design Alaska

Ex-officio members:

  • Jim Dixon, President, UAF Alumni Association
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