Governor Parnell Weighs in on UAA "Frenzy"
Gov. Sean Parnell shared his viewpoint on what has been called a "frenzy" at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
ANCHORAGE- It's a rare occasion when sports and political ideologies meet. But political agenda aside, Governor Sean Parnell stepped into the circle to share his viewpoint on what's been quoted as a "frenzy" at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Gov. Parnell wrote a letter to UAA President Patrick Gamble, citing the need for immediate change.
In the letter, Gov. Parnell notes that "these communications are about much more than the search for a hockey coach, and date back several years, encompassing several UA sports teams." He goes on to say he has "waited for action from the university's leadership; however, to date, no decisions have been made nor communicated publicly."
Gov. Parnell added that he hopes President Gamble will take a leadership role and communicate it on these issues, to restore strength, stability, and credibility to the institution, as university supporters and the state of Alaska deserve more.
Jake Ryle spoke with UA's Public Affairs Director Kate Wattum about the issue surrounding the university.
She said Gamble will meet with the regents as soon as possible to discuss further action needed, and a response to the Parnell letter.
She also stated that any personnel decisions will be made via UAA Chancellor Tom Case.
While the letter was circulated on Friday, May 24, Wattum said Gamble has already had extensive dialogue with several prominent members at the university.
Governor Parnell's letter...