Gov. Palin appoints University regents

Posted: Friday, January 30, 2009

ANCHORAGE - Gov. Sarah Palin has appointed a Juneau engineering professional to the University of Alaska Board of Regents.

Kenneth Fisher, who was appointed Thursday, is an engineer officer with the U.S. Public Health Service.

He works as a senior representative to the state for the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

Palin also has reappointed Mary K. Hughes of Anchorage to the Board of Regents.

Hughes, who chairs the Alaska Humanities Forum, is the former municipal attorney for the city of Anchorage.

Hughes also served as state director for the office of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski from 2005 to 2008.

Members of the 11-member board are appointed by the governor and are confirmed by state lawmakers. Thursday's action is pending legislative approval.

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