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 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. 


  • Chair - Jason Gootee, Moda Health
  • Anna Atchison, Kinross Ft. Knox
  • Victoria Denning, Denali State Bank
  • Wendy Dominique, GCI
  • Alex Hills, Carnegie Mellon
  • Joy Huntington, Uqaqti Consulting LLC
  • Chidiebere Igbokwe, British Petroleum
  • Meg Nordale, GHEMM
  • Ayyu Qassataq, First Alaskans Institute
  • Aaron Schutt, Doyon
  • Marisa Sharrah, Foundation Health Partners
  • Col. Nathan Surrey, DoD Liason, Ft. Wainwright
  • Tracy Vanairsdale, Bettisworth North Architects
  • Glen Weaver, Usibelli Coal