After the Alaska Legislature refused to confirm Bethany Marcum to the University of Alaska Board of Regents, Gov. Mike Dunleavy appointed an Alaskan who is just as conservative: Tuckerman Babcock.
Babcock, the former chairman of the Alaska Republican Party and Dunleavy’s first chief of staff, was named to the Board today, and he will serve until his confirmation hearing next spring.
Babcock served on the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and as the executive director of the state redistricting board in 1991. He was assistant manager of the Matanuska Electric Association and worked for the Division of Elections.
Four of his children attended the University of Alaska and his father taught sociology and directed the Mountaineering and Wilderness Survival program at the Anchorage Community College, prior to ACC merging with UAA.
“Tuckerman’s experience serving in numerous statewide government positions and ten years in business management makes him a great fit for the University of Alaska’s Board of Regents,” Dunleavy said. “I am grateful for his continued service and commitment to the State of Alaska. I am confident that Tuckerman’s expert knowledge of public service and leadership will continue to help Alaska for the better.”