budget cuts


University of Alaska President Pat Gamble is anticipating budget cuts that will force the institution to downsize, and focus on its core missions.  Gamble plans to retire at the end of the 2015 school year, but as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, he’s looking beyond his tenure to help the university prepare for the future.


A senior administrator at University of Alaska-Fairbanks is voicing guarded optimism about UAF’s budget.


Fairbanks, AK - The University of Alaska Fairbanks has released a list of budget cuts to be implemented during the new fiscal year. The reductions affect a wide range of programs and services.

The budget actions come in response to an $8 million cut by the state legislature and an expected $4 to $6 million rise in fixed operating costs. UAF Vice Chancellor for Administration Pat Pitney says the legislative cut is being spread over numerous areas.

University of Alaska Fairbanks

University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Brian Rogers and his eight member cabinet have their work cut out for them to trim the operating budget for next year. They’re looking at 12 to 14 million dollars in reductions expected to eliminate one hundred jobs. Cabinet member, UAF Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, Pat Pitney says the University is responding to a legislatively imposed, UA system wide 5 percent personnel cut, a reduction she says is compounded by other factors.