University of Alaska Board of Regents to hold in-person board meeting

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - The University of Alaska Board of Regents will hold its first in-person board meeting in two years in Anchorage June 2 and 3.

    The meeting will be held at Lee Gorsuch Commons, 3700 Sharon Gagnon Ln, Room 107, at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

    During the two-day meeting, the board will approve the university system’s FY 23 operating and capital budget as approved by the Legislature. 

    The budget appropriations, still to be reviewed and signed by Gov. Dunleavy, will provide funding for areas including $9.9 million for compensation and fixed cost increases (includes a 2% salary increase for non-bargaining staff, firefighters, and local 6070), $3.5 million for health program faculty to meet workforce demand, $2 million for alternative energy, $1 million for health clinicals, $1 million for teacher education, $635,900 for continued Alaska Library Network and Imagination Library support, $200,000 for Alaska Area Health Education Centers, $100,000 increase to mental health trust funding, $72,300 for technical vocational education program funds, and increased authorization to receive federal funding for research."

    The meeting is the first in-person gathering of the board in two years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    The meeting, with the exception of any executive sessions, is public and will be livestreamed on the University of Alaska Board of Regents website.

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