The University of Dubuque has delayed a decision on adding a link to Alaska. The Iowa school has been considering taking over the fellow-Presbyterian campus of Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka, Alaska. University president, Jeffrey Bullock, says the issue is still being considered.
He says they have been approached about having the school ceded to them. Earlier this year Bullock indicated his school’s governing board would be considering the addition of the closed and debt-ridden campus this month. Bullock says they don’t yet have enough information to make a decision.
Bullock says he thought they would be further along than they are now, and they are still in the fact-finding mode. Part of that fact-finding is to determine how Alaska’s Sheldon Jackson campus complements the University of Dubuque’s ethic diversity, and ocean studies with Pacific Ocean access.
Bullock says he will likely make another update to his board in May and a decision could be made by the end of this year. Bullock plans more Alaska visits to build civic and philanthropic community support in Sitka.