With the pending retirement of Chancellor Karen Cary, the nine-member board of the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is searching for a replacement who will advance the “LGBTQ friendly” school’s diversity, equity, inclusion policies.

In 2019 UAS was recognized by the Campus Pride Index as the top LGBTQ-friendly college in Alaska. Noted in the award was the fact that UAS offers roommate matching for LGBTQ-friendly students and gender-inclusive restrooms. It has also been praised for providing so-called “Safe Zones” which resist ideas by students and staff who fail to demonstrate wholesale approval of the LGBTQ movement.

UAS also offers LGBTQ courses as part of its curriculum and allows students to change their gender identity for university records.

A job description for the chancellor opening states that any future chancellor will demonstrate “a record of commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity” – three words often cited across the country in promotional and job training materials that push LGBTQ sexuality and Critical Race Theory in educational and business environments.

The UAS website does this with a video posted on its website that features a biological man, dressed as a woman, who claims that men who think they are women should be able to use women’s bathrooms. Another video deals with overcoming the “social constructs of race, privilege, micro-aggression, power and cultural humility,” all key aspects of Critical Race Theory – the notion that Americans are fundamentally racist on a subconscious level.

Additional links on the university website connect to LGBTQ activist organization in Alaska and across the nation.

The notice about the chancellor opening says that faculty, staff, students, alumni and community stakeholders will have “ample opportunity to voice their opinions to the search committee during the search process including participation in listening sessions with the final candidates.”

The next chancellor will be selected by University of Alaska President Pat Pitney this spring with the expectation of a start date of no later than July 1, 2023. 

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Left-leaning Southeast AK university seeks an ‘inclusive’ & ‘savvy’ chancellor

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Gunter Thompson says:

    Joel, I think your out of your wheelhouse on this. Maybe let professionals with big open hearts take the helm.

  • Mary Rapp says:

    For those not yet familiar with Karl Marx’s communist ideology, the job description for the new chancellor seems pretty matter of fact, but those who understand the Left wing communists will clue in right away when they read the “Opportunities and Challenges” requirement which uses the main key words: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The key word Diversity began being used at UAA since the mid 80’s, but now “Equity”, and “Inclusion” completes the circle for full blown student indoctrination. The LGBTQ agenda is merely one tool used to fulfill the end goal of nation wide communism. All LGBTQ will be gone once the end game is met. Very sad that our poor state is in the strongest grip of these bad actors. I doubt if most Alaskans wake up in time.

  • Gunter Thompson says:

    I would counter that if you”ran the numbers” you’d see that 1) if you include the name Jill Biden and the numerical values of joe and Jill’s daughter in the calculation that biden has the same number as the word “heaven”.

    Similarly, examining Donald trump’s numbers combined with chief of staff mark meadows family birthdates reveals satansatan.