JUNEAU (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles has appointed two people to the University of Alaska's Board of Regents.
The governor selected Byron Mallott of Juneau and Mary Hughes of Anchorage to replace Marlene Johnson of Juneau and Mark Begich of Anchorage. Both terms run through 2009.
Mallott currently serves as president and CEO of the First Alaskans Institute. He served as executive director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. from 1995 to 2000, and previously was on the fund's Board of Trustees for eight years.
He also has served as president and CEO of the Sealaska Corp. and on the board of directors of Alaska Airlines, the Commercial Fishing and Agriculture Bank, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
He is a former mayor of Juneau and also served as president of the Alaska Federation of Natives.
Mary Hughes graduated from the University of Alaska in 1971 and earned her law degree from Willamette University College of Law in 1974. She currently is a member of the board of trustees for the University of Alaska Foundation and Willamette University.
Hughes served as municipal attorney in Anchorage from 1995 to 2000.
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