JIM JOHNSEN

My Turn: University of Alaska is working to build a culture of education in Alaska

The University of Alaska is facing continued budgetary and market pressures that compel us to change how we provide higher education for Alaskans, pressures that require us to make tough choices. Read more

My turn: the University of Alaska is rising to the occasion

There was a time in Alaska when leadership was seized by those who had inexhaustible enthusiasm and strong motivation to address the challenges faced by our state. Today, our leaders face demands - financial, social and educational - that are daunting. Read more

My Turn: A great state needs a great university

In a few short weeks, more than 4,600 students will cross graduation stages all across Alaska and begin the journey into the next phase of their lives. Read more

My Turn: The challenges ahead will make the University of Alaska stronger

As I reflect on my first 120 days serving as president of the University of Alaska, and look toward the days and years ahead, I see three... Read more

My Turn: Investing in the state's future through the Univeristy of Alaska

This week, as the University of Alaska Board of Regents prepares to consider a Fiscal Year 2017 proposed budget, I’m reminded of Winston Churchill... Read more

My Turn: Education and oil tax reform: a false choice

The debate over oil tax reform in Alaska is looked at from many different and conflicting perspectives. The oil companies looking for more return on investment seek more incentives and a lower state "take. Read more

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