UAA Chancellor encourages high schoolers to stay in-state despite decline

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Uncertainty over University of Alaska's budget and programs is taking a toll on some high school students expressing concern that higher education in Alaska may no longer be their best option.

The University of Alaska Anchorage is working to encourage Alaska high school students to stay put.

UAA Chancellor Cathy Sandeen gave the keynote address Sunday at the fall conference of the Alaska Association of Student Governments, a gathering of high school student government leaders from across Alaska. Delegates from about 150 schools were given a platform to voice concerns on issues at the local, state and national levels.

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