In our 2/10/15 meeting, Pat Pitney spoke about the Olympic Torch Relay in North Pole. 


Pat Pitney is vice chancellor for Administrative Services at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and vice president of Finance for the University of the Arctic (UArctic), a network of universities and organizations in the eight Arctic Nations that provides collaborative international educational and research opportunities.


Originally from Billings, Montana, Pitney competed as a member of the U.S. Shooting Team winning an Olympic gold medal in women's air rifle at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.


Pitney moved to Fairbanks in 1987, earned an M.B.A. from UAF and has worked with the University of Alaska since 1991. She and her husband, Randy, have three adult children. Last year, she was inducted into the USA Shooting Hall of Fame and was selected to represent the United State for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games torch run to the North Pole.   The North Pole torch run promoted the Olympic spirit, but also highlighted Arctic cooperation with all eight Arctic nations participating in the historic event.