In this July 7, 2015 photo, Dr. Jim Johnsen is greeted by Rep. Sam Kito III, right, as University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Dr. Richard Caulfield, center, looks on during a gathering at Centennial Hall. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

In this July 7, 2015 photo, Dr. Jim Johnsen is greeted by Rep. Sam Kito III, right, as University of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Dr. Richard Caulfield, center, looks on during a gathering at Centennial Hall. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Build Alaska’s economy on the strengths of its university system

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