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Haskell University bids farewell to retiring president

Haskell Indian Nations University held a farewell ceremony for President Karen Swisher, who is retiring at the end of the month.

Swisher, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, served as president for seven years. She was the first woman to lead the college.

�She has been an exceptional leader in helping us through some very difficult times,� said Jackie Mitchell, a member of the Haskell Board of Regents, The Lawrence Journal-World reported.

The university, whose budget has stayed flat in recent years, is finalizing the selection process for a new president. �We need somebody that is going to be firm with the Department of Interior,� said Paul Ninham, another Haskell regent.

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Haskell says goodbye to president (The Lawrence Journal-World 12/9)

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