The University of Alaska Board of Regents will meet this and next week to select an interim president. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)

The University of Alaska Board of Regents will meet this and next week to select an interim president. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)

University board to meet to select interim president

Meetings scheduled for this and next week.

University of Alaska Board of Regents will hold multiple meetings in the next several days to select an interim president, UA announced.

A selection is expected Tuesday, July 14, according to a Wednesday afternoon news release from UA, but an announcement could follow as much as a week later.

In the release, UA outlined a series of meetings that will focus on naming an interim successor to former UA President Jim Johnsen.

Johnsen announced his resignation in late June, and it was effective as of July 1.

The board met 1-3 p.m. Thursday to discuss and adopt attributes for the interim president, according to UA.

As of Thursday, there were 35 nominees for the interim president position, according to UA. Of the candidates, 24 are male, 11 are female, 25 have academic or administrative experience, three are business leaders, five come from a political background, one is a university staff member, one is an Alaska Native leader and two are from outside Alaska.

Friday, regents will meet 9-10 a.m. and 2:30-3:30 p.m. The board is expected to announce a list of three to five finalists for the interim president position during the morning meeting and conduct candidate interviews during closed, executive sessions in the morning and afternoon meetings.

No weekend meetings are scheduled.

Monday, July 13, a 9 a.m.-2 p.m. meeting is scheduled. More closed interviews are expected.

Tuesday, July 14, there will be a public meeting to provide an overview of the interview process, a closed meeting to select the interim president. That meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

An announcement is expected to follow in a later open session. The board will announce the appointment no later than July 21, according to UA.

Contact the Juneau Empire newsroom at (907)-308-4895.

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