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Last Friday, in a move described by UA President Johnsen as "devastating," Gov. Dunleavy vetoed $130M from UA's state-funded budget – the largest cut in the university’s 100-year history. If the veto isn't overridden by a three-fourths majority of legislators, unprecedented decisions will need to be made regarding university programs – programs that are an essential part of our state and an important investment in Alaska’s future. Now is the critical time to contact your legislators and tell your amazing UAA story and let your voice be heard! #UAStrong #SupportUA

Read a message to UAA alumni from Tanya Pont, Director of Alumni Engagement.

UAA Office of Alumni Relations | 907-786-1942 |

Feature Story

Chancellor Sandeen's response to the Governor's budget

UAA Chancellor Cathy Sandeen addresses the campus community regarding Gov. Dunleavy's $130 million veto of the state-funded portion of the University of Alaska's operating budget.

Watch video.

Upcoming Events

TODAY: Legislative Listening Session on Budget Vetoes and Veto Protest Rally
Tue., July 2 | 5–7 p.m.
Anchorage Legislative Information Office
1500 W. Benson Blvd.

Join Anchorage legislators to share your thoughts on budget vetoes. If you can't make it in person, please call!

Anchorage area call-in:
Outside of Anchorage:

Veto Protest Rally to be held outside Anchorage LIO from 5–6 p.m.


Advocate for UAA

How to contact legislators

Since the governor vetoed $130M from UA’s budget, we need your help. As encouraged by President Johnsen, it is critical to contact legislators asking for a veto override of the university’s budget. The governor’s veto will severely disrupt our students’ training and education while jeopardizing the economic well-being of Alaska.

Get information.

Other News

President Johnsen's response to the budget

UA President Johnsen addresses the statewide community on what immediate steps you can take to advocate for a legislative override of the veto. Watch video.

Anchorage companies hire UAA grads

How do you measure the impact of a university? From health care, engineering, aviation and communications, Anchorage businesses rely on UAA to produce qualified staff. Read more.

Wells Fargo Sports Complex now called Seawolf Sports Complex

This year, Seawolf hockey celebrates its 40th anniversary and begins a new chapter with the return of home games to campus at the Seawolf Sports Complex. Read more.
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