Karen Carey Is the New Chancellor of the University of Alaska Southeast

Karen Carey was named chancellor of the University of Alaska Southeast. The university operated three campuses in Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka. Dr. Carey has been serving as interim chancellor since June.

“I am thrilled to have been asked to serve as the chancellor at the University of Alaska Southeast,” Dr. Carey said. “UAS is a great university. We have fantastic students, staff, and faculty and I look forward to continuing to work closely with them and our communities.”

The University of Alaska Southeast enrolls nearly 1,900 undergraduate students and more than 250 graduate students according to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 67 percent of the undergraduate student body.

Chancellor Carey has served as provost and dean of graduate studies since June of 2016. Before coming to Alaska, she was dean of Arts and Sciences at California State University, Channel Islands, in Ventura. Earlier, Dr. Carey served as department chair, associate dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, and dean of graduate studies at California State University, Fresno.

Dr. Carey is a graduate of San Diego State University, where she majored in psychology. She holds a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Nevada and a Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Cincinnati.

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