Former Nome superintendent, UA regent Darroll Hargraves passes away

The University of Alaska announced the passing of Regent Darroll R. Hargraves on Mar. 8, after a period of illness. He was surrounded by family.

Hargraves was a former superintendent of Nome Public Schools. He was also an educator in Kivalina and Gambell.

Hargraves served on the Board of Regents since 2019, and was a long-time public servant to the people of Alaska, according to a statement from the UA system.

Hargraves moved to Utqiagvik in 1966 with his wife, Savanah, and their two children.

His career as an educator took him across Alaska. He also served as superintendent of schools in Ketchikan, and Tok, and as a consulting superintendent in five other districts.

He was appointed by Gov. Jay Hammond to serve on the Task Force on Effective Schooling, and served as the executive director of the Alaska Association of School Administrators.

He began his term on the Board of Regents after being appointed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy in 2019.

Image at top: Former Nome schools superintendent at University of Alaska Regent Darroll Hargraves. Photo courtesy University of Alaska