This is an exciting time to be at APU! For the past year, a diverse group of university stakeholders—including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community partners—have engaged in a broad conversation about the future of the university. This dialogue has resulted in the development of the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan, which provides focus and direction for continued work in the areas of
Learning, Growth, and Innovation
Community Engagement and Impact
During the 2018-19 academic year, we will launch new programs in Alaska Rural Management, Community Health and Nursing, and we continue to work with community partners to identify and address critical workforce needs in the state. We are exploring ways to honor and integrate Indigenous knowledge and cultures into our campus and curriculum. Several initiatives related to sustainability are underway on the Kellogg campus. We are enhancing space in Grant Hall for the Student Success Center, and we continue to develop opportunities for students to become engaged in the community through internships, professional development, research, and service. Members of the campus community will also be able to participate in a diverse array of arts and cultural programs throughout the year.
This Catalog describes APU’s distinctive place-based and experiential form of education. I encourage you to take advantage of the learning opportunities highlighted in this Catalog and presented by the university and community partners throughout the year and challenge you to create your own, personalized path to success. APU will continue to thrive through the active engagement and unique contributions of all members of our community.
Best wishes for a productive year.
Robert Onders, MD, JD, MPA