2 University of Alaska officials step down

FAIRBANKS — The University of Alaska is looking to fill positions on the president’s executive team following the abrupt resignation of two officials.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that Chief Finance Officer Ashok Roy and Chief Human Resources Officer Erik Seastedt submitted their resignations Monday.

UA President Jim Johnsen, who started in September, said in a memo that Roy and Seastedt had resigned after speaking with him.

University spokeswoman Robbie Graham wouldn’t comment on why the two men stepped down, but said the resignations are not unusual, citing Johnsen’s recent arrival.

Graham says the resignations take effect immediately. Roy and Seastedt will remain university employees on paid leave for a three-month period.

Roy had worked in his executive position since 2012, and Seastedt started in 2013.

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