About Us

The College of Rural and Community Development (CRCD) geographically serves nearly two-thirds of the state, representing more than 160 primarily Alaska Native communities. The college is also the center for support and development of distance delivery of education throughout the university. The main office is located in the Brooks Building on the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) campus.

Our Mission

The College of Rural and Community Development provides academic and vocational education and outreach that promote workforce preparation, economic development, life-long learning, and community development with an emphasis on Alaska Natives, and underserved communities.

Our Vision

The College of Rural and Community Development, an engaged institution, is positioned to respond to students and partners in developing the economic and social well-being of Alaska Native communities and beyond.

Core Values

  • Student-Centered - Place-Based
  • Cultural Responsibility - Culturally Relevant
  • Living our Indigenous Cultures & Languages
  • Career Pathways - Technical Education
  • Parnerships

Core Purpose

Education for Sustainable, Healthy, Culturally-Enriched Communities