The page uses Browser Access Keys to help with keyboard navigation. Click to learn moreSkip to Navigation

Different browsers use different keystrokes to activate accesskey shortcuts. Please reference the following list to use access keys on your system.

Alt and the accesskey, for Internet Explorer on Windows
Shift and Alt and the accesskey, for Firefox on Windows
Shift and Esc and the accesskey, for Windows or Mac
Ctrl and the accesskey, for the following browsers on a Mac: Internet Explorer 5.2, Safari 1.2, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape 6+.

We use the following access keys on our gateway

n Skip to Navigation
k Accesskeys description
h Help
    Alaska Pacific University
  Dec 15, 2017
2017-2018 APU Catalog

Message from the President


Great educational programs lead to meaningful changes for individuals, families, communities, and for the entire State of Alaska. Education is critical to the health of individuals, communities, and the state. I am privileged to play a role in creating an environment at APU which facilitates great educational programs through place based, personalized, experiential, hands-on instruction in the field with Alaska as its primary classroom.

APU is focused on creating and delivering education that is relevant to workforce needs, emphasizes activities ensuring the economic and social viability of Alaskan communities, and recognizes and honors Indigenous knowledge and culture. This task is only accomplished through continual effort and community involvement in the process.

Engaging students, faculty, staff, and the communities served by APU ensures growth in areas of strengths and collaborative effort to meet our challenges as they arise. An inclusive, community based process will lead to better decision making and increase the likelihood of future success.

I am thankful to those who have given APU input for its future direction and look forward to continued feedback and help. My door is always open, and I look forward to another meaningful year at APU.



Dr. Bob Onders, M.D., J.D., M.P.A.