Gov. Mike Dunleavy is appointing Scott Jepsen, formerly the vice president of external affairs and transportation for ConocoPhillips Alaska, to the University of Alaska Board of Regents.
Jepsen will serve the term through February 2023, according to the governor’s office.
Jepsen worked in the oil and gas industry for over three decades, according to a statement from the governor’s office, and also was on the board of directors for the University of Alaska Foundation for nine years.
Jepsen is replacing Andy Teuber, the former president and chairman of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium who is presumed dead in a helicopter crash on March 2. Teuber resigned from ANTHC and the UA Board of Regents the week before.
Jepsen’s job at ConocoPhillips Alaska was filled by Dunleavy’s former chief of staff, Ben Stevens, who announced he was leaving the administration in late February.