Former SEDL Board Member Leads Native American Initiative

October 25, 2010
Austin, Texas

Laura Shankland
Communications Associate
Phone: 512-391-6556

Maggie George Maggie George, former SEDL board member, was recently appointed as executive director of the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities with the U.S. Department of Education. The initiative ensures that the nation’s 36 federally recognized Tribal Colleges and Universities are more fully recognized and have full access to federal programs benefiting other higher education institutions. George is a member of the Diné Nation and has nearly 3 decades of experience developing, managing, and researching programs in American Indian higher education. She served on the SEDL board of directors from 2009 to 2010.

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