AIHEC News Releases

July 17, 2014

TCUs Offer American Indians/Alaska Natives Debt-free Opportunities for Higher Education Access and Success »

Alexandria, VA—In response to a report released by the Institute for College Access and Success on federal student loans and community colleges, the nation’s Tribal Colleges and Universities, which collectively are the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, reiterate remarks issued earlier this week by the American Association of Community Colleges.

July 1, 2013

AIHEC President/CEO Carrie L. Billy Appointed to Board for the American Association of Community Colleges »

The American Indian Higher Education Consortium’s President and CEO, Carrie L. Billy, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), a national organization representing the nation’s almost 1,200 two-year colleges and their more than 13 million students. Billy will serve as the AACC board’s public at-large representative speaking for more than 88,000 American Indian and Alaska Native students and community members served by the nation’s 37 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs).

May 1, 2013

AIHEC Commends N.D. Legislature for Supporting Local TCUs through Landmark Workforce Development Grants »

AIHEC applauds the North Dakota State Senate and Governor Jack Dalrymple for enacting legislation to provide vitally needed workforce development grants to the state's five TCUs: Cankdeska Cikana Community College (Fort Totten), Fort Berthold Community College (New Town), Sitting Bull College (Fort Yates), Turtle Mountain Community College (Belcourt), and United Tribes Technical College (Bismarck).


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February 12, 2014

Assistant Secretary Washburn Approves Funding for College of the Muscogee Nation »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Assistant Secretary Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that the College of the Muscogee Nation in Okmulgee, OK, is eligible for operations funding from the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) under Title I of Public Law 95-471, the Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities Assistance Act of 1978, as amended. Funding to the College would commence in July 2014.

April 30, 2013

Wrigley Highlights Tribal College Workforce Development Legislation »

ND Lt. Gov. Wrigley with TCUs presidents
Lt. Governor Wrigley, Tribal College Presidents, Legislators and supporters gather to highlight Senate Bill 2218.

Lt. Gov. Wrigley stood with legislators and Tribal College presidents to highlight Senate Bill 2218 which enhances workforce development efforts through North Dakota Tribal Colleges. In passing Senate Bill 2218, the Legislature authorized $5 million in workforce development grants for tribally controlled community colleges.

“Workforce development has been a significant focus in North Dakota for more than a decade,” said Lt. Governor Wrigley. “Those efforts have helped create more than 100,000 new jobs in North Dakota since 2000, and helped us enjoy the fastest growing personal incomes and the lowest unemployment rate in the nation. Senate Bill 2218 is a continuation of our focus on people and the opportunities available for them to succeed throughout every corner of our state.”