CTC to host farewell reception for Dean Karen Schmitt

Karen Schmitt, CTC Dean
Karen Schmitt, Ph.D.
Dean, UAA Community & Technical College
Join us for a farewell reception Thursday, July 10, in honor of UAA Community & Technical College Dean Karen Schmitt. Karen will be leaving UAA in August to join the University of Alaska Southeast as dean of the School of Arts & Sciences and vice provost for Research and Sponsored Programs.

Under Karen's leadership, the Community & Technical College (CTC) achieved new levels of performance and strengthened its partnerships with industry, the community and K-12 school districts. Her contributions include:

  • Launching the Alaska Middle College School, leading to an expansion of dual enrollment in the College & Career Pathways initiative. 
  • Increasing resources for CTC advising focused on student success outcomes.
  • Exploring the benefits of a university college strategy to enhance student academic support on the Anchorage campus.
  • Developing a new Continuing Education Department to provide noncredit training and instruction for the Anchorage community.
  • Securing more than $3.5 million in federal Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grants to expand workforce development training partnerships statewide via e-learning.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, July 10
Time: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location: CTC Dean's Office, University Center, Suite 141
Parking: Free parking is available at the University Center. Please make sure to park in designated UAA areas. View map.

Light refreshments will be served. Please contact Sara Borges in the CTC Dean's Office with any questions at 907.786.6400.

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