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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 -
Tribal Colleges and Universities -
American Indian College Fund -

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