Dynamic Homes
Advertise:   ads@blueearthmarketing.com   712.224.5420

Education
Bush announces new members of tribal college board


President Bush is nominating four new members to the Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities.

The new members are Dr. Verna Fowler, the president of the College of the Menominee Nation in Wisconsin; Dr. Joseph Hiller, an assistant dean at the University of Arizona; Richard Stephens, a vice president at Boeing; and Edward Thomas, the president of the Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska.

The board works to ensure the nation's 35 tribal colleges and universities are supported and have full access to federal higher education programs. Its members make recommendations for ways to strengthen tribal colleges.

Relevant Links:
American Indian Higher Education Consortium - http://www.aihec.org
Tribal Colleges and Universities - http://www.ed.gov/about/inits/list/whtc/edlite-index.html
American Indian College Fund - http://collegefund.org

Related Stories:
Tribal colleges educate non-Native students (11/29)
American Indian College Fund runs ad campaign (10/05)
College in Barrow is Alaska's first tribal college (07/28)
New director for White House Tribal College Initiative (01/20)
Tribal budget advisory council backs tribal colleges (03/01)
Bush budget seeks cuts to Indian education programs (02/10)
Bush administration budget slashes BIA programs (02/08)
Nation's tribal colleges struggle to make ends meet (02/07)
Johnson expects tough times for Indian initiatives (01/18)
Congress restores Bush's cuts to Indian programs (11/22)
Tribal colleges awarded millions in federal grants (08/06)
Tribal college board seeking boosts in funding (9/25)