FALL CLASSES WILL MOVE TO ANCHORAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT BUILDINGS
The University of Alaska Anchorage’s Chugiak-Eagle River campus is on the short list for closures as the university system as a whole faces a 17 percent cut to its overall budget.
UAA Chancellor Cathy Sandeen said in a notice today at the UAA website that the lease won’t be renewed for fall classes, although spring and summer classes will continue. In the fall, the university will turn to Anchorage School District facilities in Eagle River, she said.
“UAA is committed to maintaining a presence in Eagle River, however, we have decided not to renew the lease on the existing Chugiak-Eagle River Campus building. Spring and summer classes will continue as planned in the building, but beginning in fall 2019 UAA will offer classes in available Anchorage School District facilities in Eagle River.
“Understandably, you may be concerned about what the course offerings will be and where those classes will occur. We are working through the details of this change and will share updates with you as we have them.
“We appreciate your understanding and look forward to a smooth transition,” she wrote.
Last month, Sandeen gave a speech to the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce, in which she said the university would maintain its presence in the district, but she didn’t commit to the actual building.