KODIAK, Alaska (AP) – The newly appointed director of Kodiak College has resigned due to budget cuts to Alaska’s public universities.
The Kodiak Daily Mirror reported Wednesday that Jessica Paugh informed the college July 31 that she would not fill the post because of the state funding cuts.
Paugh was selected in May after a months-long search and was scheduled to begin her appointment Aug. 12.
The college is an extension of the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed line items equaling $444 million in reductions to Alaska’s operating budget in June.
Dunleavy vetoed $130 million in state funding for the university system on top of a $5 million reduction by the Legislature. The Legislature has approved a bill restoring $110 million in funding to the university.
Information from: Kodiak (Alaska) Daily Mirror, http://www.kodiakdailymirror.com