Search committee likely for new UA president

The chairwoman of the University of Alaska Board of Regents says a plan will be drafted this summer to find a replacement for outgoing UA President Mark Hamilton.

Cynthia Henry says it’s too early to say whether the 11-member board will look for another “nontraditional” candidate such as Hamilton, a former Army major general who took the UA job in 1998.

The search to replace Hamilton’s predecessor, Jerome Komisar, took less than six months.

Henry says the board likely will use a search committee and will seek comment from alumni, staff and faculty.

She says the president will need considerable management experience to lead such a large entity.