Governor appoints four to Board of Regents

Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2007

Gov. Sarah Palin on Wednesday appointed four new members to the University of Alaska Board of Regents, including retired publisher Fuller Cowell II of Anchorage.

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Cowell, founder of the Valdez Vanguard and former publisher of the Cordova Times, was most recently the publisher of the Anchorage Daily News. He also co-chaired the Providence Foundation Steering Committee and was a founding member of the Alaska Cancer Research and Education Center.

Palin also chose Patricia Jacobson of Kodiak and Kirk Wickersham of Anchorage. Jacobson is a retired educator and member of the Kodiak Borough School Board who has also worked as a big game guide. Wickersham is an attorney and real estate broker and the owner of a consulting business that helps homeowners sell their homes.

The governor also reappointed Tim Brady to another term. Brady is president of Ken Brady Construction Company.

Members of the 11-person Board of Regents serve an eight-year term and must be confirmed by the Alaska Legislature.

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