Palin has appointed four people to the University of Alaska Board of Regents.
Here's the list, and little mini-biographies, sent by Palin's press office today:
Fuller Cowell II
Fuller Cowell II is a retired businessman who spent much of his life in the press. He is the founder of the Valdez Vanguard, former publisher of The Cordova Times, and most recently, the former publisher of the Anchorage Daily News. He co-chaired the Providence Foundation Steering Committee and was a founding member of the Alaska Cancer Research and Education Center.
Cowell and his wife, Christmas, were co-chairs of the 1996 Anchorage United Way Campaign. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from National University in Sacramento, California.
Patricia Jacobson is a retired educator and former member of the Kodiak Borough School Board. In addition to teaching for 26 years, Jacobson worked as a big game guide. She has volunteered countless hours on numerous councils and boards. Jacobson received a Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alaska.
Kirk Wickersham is an attorney, real estate broker and entrepreneur. He is the owner of the For Sale By Owner Assistance Program, a company that provides professional consulting to home sellers. He holds degrees from the University of Alaska, University of Colorado, and Yale Law School.
Tim Brady has been reappointed to another term. Brady is the President of Ken Brady Construction Company. He served the remaining two years of an unexpired eight-year term left vacant when a previous regent resigned. Brady holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University's School of Engineering, Division of Construction. He is involved with the Anchorage Downtown Rotary, Boy Scouts of America, American Red Cross, Better Business Bureau, and Associated General Contractors of Alaska.
The University of Alaska Board of Regents is an 11-member board, appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Alaska Legislature. Members serve an eight-year term, with the exception of the student regent who serves a two-year term. The Board sets policy for the University of Alaska and appoints its president.