UAA Chancellor - Tom Case
Phone: 907.786.1437 Fax: 907.786.6123
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Retired 3-star Air Force Lt. General Tom Case has spent more than 12 years in Alaska, including two Air Force tours of duty, five years as dean of UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy (CBPP) and three years as president and chief operating officer of a state-owned, independently operated Aerospace Corporation.
A 1969 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Tom began his 33-year military career flying in Vietnam. Later, Tom served at the Pentagon, was selected as the first Air Force Chief of Staff Chair on the faculty of the National War College, and eventually went on to command two fighter wings, a numbered air force and Alaskan Command. He also served as deputy commander and chief of staff for the United States’ two largest geographic joint combatant commands.
After retiring from the Air Force, Tom returned to higher education as dean of CBPP at UAA. During his time as dean, CBPP helped add several new certificate and degree programs, including a graduate certificate in Global Logistics, an occupational endorsement in Logistics, an online graduate Logistics certificate program, and a real estate focused track within the finance Bachelor of Business Administration program. Tom also played an instrumental role in the formation of CBPP’s Experimental Economics Laboratory in the fall of 2005, as well as the term extension of the distinguished Rasmuson Chair in Economics. The Alaska Center for Supply Chain Integration was also established during Tom’s tenure at as dean of CBPP. The Center has been responsible for helping integrate radio frequency identification (RFID) technology applications in Alaska’s supply chain for the Department of Defense.
Married to his wife Susan for 42 years, Tom has a daughter Donna, son-in-law Daniel and a granddaughter, Anna. His interests include leadership, education, communication, general aviation, community activities and outdoor sports.
Tom has a Master of Science degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy, as well as additional education from the National War College, the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College, the Air War College, and Emory University’s Advanced Management Program.