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.
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.
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.
- Student-Centered - Place-Based
- Cultural Responsibility - Culturally Relevant
- Living our Indigenous Cultures & Languages
- Career Pathways - Technical Education
Education for Sustainable, Healthy, Culturally-Enriched Communities
CRCD Over The Years
- 1972 - First Rural Community College – Kuskokwim Campus
- 1973 - Alaska Native Human Resources Development Program
- 1975 - Northwest Community College
- 1977 - College of Rural Education and Extension - CREE
- 1980 - Chukchi Community College
- 1982 - Rural Alaska Honors Institute
- 1982 - Chukchi Community College Reopened
- 1988 - College of Rural Alaska (CRA)
- Chukchi, Northwest, Kuskokwim, Bristol Bay, Interior- Aleutians, CDE, Dept. of Rural
Development, Social Work, Psychology, Human Services, Rural Education, Tanana Valley
- 2004 - Name change from College of Rural Alaska to College»of Rural and Community
- 2007 - Cooperative Extension Service moves to Provost's office
- 2010 - The Alaska Native Studies program transferred to the College of Rural and Community
Development, joining the Department of Alaska Native and Rural Development.
- 2012 - Center for Distance Education changed to UAF e-Learning and Distance Education.»
Moved to the Chancellor's office.
- Chukchi, Northwest, Kuskokwim, Bristol Bay, Interior- Aleutians, CDE, Dept. of Rural Development, Social Work, Psychology, Human Services, Rural Education, Tanana Valley Campus, CES