Associate Vice President, State Relations - Chris Christensen
University of Alaska
209B Bragaw Office Building
1815 Bragaw Street
Anchorage, AK 99508
Chris Christensen joined the University of Alaska System as associate vice president for state relations in 2011. The state relations position at UA had been vacant since August 2009, with other staff filling in on a temporary basis. Christensen will work seasonally and be based primarily in Juneau and Anchorage.
Christensen served as deputy administrative director of the court system since 2000 and as the court’s general counsel since 1990. In these positions he’s served as the court system’s liaison to the Alaska State Legislature. Prior to his time with the court system, he worked in a variety of positions with the legislature, including serving as committee counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee and staff counsel to various leadership positions, including Senate President and Senate Finance Committee Co-Chair and House Majority Leader.
Christensen has lived in Alaska since 1971. He earned a bachelor’s degree in government from Cornell University and a juris doctor from the University of Texas School of Law. He’s been a member of the Alaska Bar Association since 1982.