Jim Johnsen

UA Furloughs Leaders

Apr 29, 2020
J.R. Anchetta / University Relations

High-paid University of Alaska executives and administrators will be furloughed for short periods in the upcoming new fiscal year. The over $500,000 cost-saving measure comes as the University deals with a 3-year $70-million state funding reduction, as well as new costs and reduced revenues caused by the coronavirus pandemic.


UA Loses $35-45 Million From Pandemic

Apr 23, 2020
J.R. Anchetta / University Relations

The University of Alaska is taking a major financial hit due to the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to a state legislative joint education committee yesterday, Wednesday, April 22, UA President Jim Johnsen detailed impacts on two fronts.  


Dan Bross / KUAC

The University of Alaska is implementing a host of changes in preparation for the coronavirus.

Tim Ellis/KUAC

State House Speaker Bryce Edgmon joined five Fairbanks-area legislators and University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen Wednesday for a news conference focused on overriding the governor's deep cuts to the university system and other state programs. The lawmakers and Johnsen then spoke to about 700 people at a town hall in Fairbanks, almost all of whom urged them to override.


Skip Gray/360 North

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen told members of the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday that Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed $134 million funding cut would devastate the university’s ability to educate students and conduct research.