University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan Campus Director Priscilla Schulte has accepted a temporary assignment as provost for UAS, effective Aug. 9, and will relocate to Juneau for the coming academic year.
According to UAS, Schulte will continue in her role as director of the Ketchikan campus, and will return periodically to Ketchikan during her stint as interim provost.
A university provost is a high-ranking administrator, in charge of academic programs. As provost, Schulte will represent UAS in leadership venues, including Board of Regents and Summit Team meetings, and Statewide Academic Council, according to the university.
A search for a permanent provost is expected to commence in August, and UAS plans for the new provost to start work in early summer of 2016.