Bishop appointed dean of UAF Community and Technical College

Headshot photo of Carl Bishop
Photo courtesy of Carl Bishop
Carl Bishop

Kari Halverson
June 20, 2024

Carl Bishop has been appointed dean of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College.

Bishop succeeds Bryan Uher, who has served as interim dean since the retirement of Michele Stalder last July. Bishop will assume the role on June 24.

With nearly 30 years of experience in higher education, Bishop most recently served as a vice president at South Piedmont Community College in North Carolina. During his tenure, enrollment increased and achievement gaps among student populations narrowed. His initiatives focused on enhancing learner access, offering flexible learning options, boosting retention, expanding apprenticeships and creating accelerated educational pathways.

Bishop emphasizes collaboration between education, industry, government and community partners, and aligning workforce education with labor market needs. 

β€œI am humbled, grateful, and excited to join the University of Alaska Fairbanks and its Community and Technical College,” Bishop said. β€œThe college's talented faculty and staff are the heart and soul of an educational hub that uplifts and empowers individuals, fuels the workforce, supports economic development and transforms communities. I look forward to serving alongside them.”