We are proud alumni of the University of Alaska Fairbanks and are deeply concerned over the future success and viability of our state’s university system in light of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget cuts.
The University of Alaska is a public trust and an investment in the future of Alaska. We believe that cuts to its funding, if any, must be limited. The university drives Alaska’s economy and is a valuable tool for improving the state’s future. Alaska simply cannot afford to lose its only public higher education system.
We are asking our representatives in state government to stand up for all Alaskans by protecting the University of Alaska, and to exhibit the leadership and values that we have entrusted in you as your constituents.
Peter Van Flein,
On behalf of University of Alaska Fairbanks Alumni Association members Barbara Fujimoto, Amanda Wall, Libby Eddy, Rachel Laeusen, Cindy Wright, Tom Brice, Forrest Kuiper, Mary Beth Loewen and Shannon Johnson-Nanlook
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