Ripley to serve as UAF alumni director

UAF photo by JR Ancheta Kate Ripley
UAF photo by JR Ancheta
Kate Ripley

Marmian Grimes

University of Alaska Fairbanks alumna and lifelong Alaskan Kate Ripley has been named the new UAF alumni relations director. She will also serve as the executive director of the UAF Alumni Association.

Prior to accepting her new position at UAF, Ripley served as the public affairs director at UA statewide for the last decade. She came to the university system after nearly 15 years as a print and radio journalist and public relations consultant. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Montana and a master’s degree in northern studies from UAF.

Ripley began her new position this week. UA statewide plans to launch a search for her replacement soon.

ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: Kate Ripley, 907-474-7081,