Gov. Bill Walker has named four new members to the University of Alaska Board of Regents, including replacing one Kodiak resident with another.
KANA President and CEO Andy Teuber of Kodiak chairs the Alaska Native Health Tribal Health Consortium. He replaced Patricia Jacobson, whose eight-year term was complete.
Of the four new members, three hailed from Anchorage. Only one replacement comes from the big city. Sheri Buretta chairs the Chugach Alaska board of directors, and serves on the board of the Alaska Federation of Natives.
Lisa Parker was appointed from Soldotna, and she handles government affairs for the Apache Corporation, and oil and gas exploration company. She is a former planner for the Kenai Peninsula Borough.
Fairbanks gains a member with John Davies, a former state legislator who now works for the Cold Climate Housing Research Center.
With four members, Fairbanks now has the most representation on the 11-person board. A spokesperson for the governor says the governor desired “more regional representation.”