Even though we’re coming under the UAA umbrella of accreditation, we are still this community’s college. We certainly appreciate the support that the City of Valdez and the people of the region have given us. We’re going to do everything we can to provide what our city and our service area needs to have access to the classes, programs, and resources that a college brings to a community.

Dan O’Connor Director of PWSC

Prince William Sound College located in Valdez, Alaska is truly a beautiful and unique place. The College attracts people with an adventuresome spirit who want to combine the love of outdoor activities with the opportunity to achieve their academic and career goals. In addition to the primary campus in Valdez, PWSC also operates extension centers in Cordova and Glennallen.

PWSC became the fourth community campus of University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and transitioned under the umbrella of the university’s accreditation effective in the 2015-2016 academic year. This change in accreditation provides students, staff and faculty of the College with additional accessibility to wider university resources and will bring no visible changes in personnel, structure, or programs. The approximately 2,000 students at PWSC will now have access to support systems and academic programs throughout the university system, including courses at UAA and the other community campuses – Kenai Peninsula College, Kodiak College and Mat-Su College – but will maintain its own mission to serve the communities in its region.

The four community campuses – including PWSC – offer about 20 percent of all UAA academic credits each year. PWSC delivers courses for degree completion or transfer, certificates designed for workforce placement, and non-credit courses for specialized training and/or personal enrichment.


Director’s Office

Dr. J. Daniel O’Connor
Director
907-834-1662
jdoconnor@alaska.edu
Ryan Belnap
Assistant to the Director
907-834-1613
rkbelnap@alaska.edu
Dawson Moore
Assistant to the Director
907-834-1614
dlmoore@alaska.edu
Director’s Office

Last modified: August 4, 2016, modified by Jessica Young