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UAF vice chancellor overcomes racism to find success


FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – Evon Peter pushed his way through hostility and overt racism in Alaska public schools to succeed in academia. He now directs one of the Fairbanks institutions best equipped to expand opportunities in education.

Since 2014, Peter has been vice chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ College of Rural and Community Development. The college encompasses five rural Alaska campuses as well as the university’s Native Studies program.

He was scheduled Oct. 20 to moderate an education panel during the Alaska Federation of Natives’ annual conference at the Ca...

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