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American Indian Graduate Center announces new executive director

Angelique Albert. Photo courtesy American Indian Graduate Center

The American Indian Graduate Center has a new executive director.

Angelique Albert is a citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. She comes to the organization from the Salish Kootenai College Foundation, where she helped raise funds to support the Salish Kootenai College on her tribe's reservation in Montana.

“Ms. Albert is a perfect fit for the organization bringing over 20 years’ experience in executive management of non-profits, philanthropy, and tribal education,” Rose Graham, the president of AIGC's board of directors, said in a press release on Thursday.

AIGC was established in 1969 to support American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students. It has provided more than $52 million in scholarships since its inception.

“AIGC alumni are doctors, attorneys, scientists and tribal leaders making positive impacts across the country. I’m honored to continue the organization’s work of building capacity in Indian Country though education,” Albert said.

Albert succeeds Sam Deloria in the executive director's post. Joan Currier was serving as interim director following Deloria's departure from the organization last fall.