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Executive Director of White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education to visit Oklahoma City Wednesday


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Event Date 1: October 17, 2012 09:00 am - 10:00 am
Event Date 2: October 17, 2012 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Event Date 3: October 17, 2012 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Event Date 4: October 17, 2012 01:15 pm - 02:15 pm

William Mendoza, executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education, will visit Oklahoma City for a series of public appearances on Wednesday, Oct. 17, to discuss the Obama administration’s work around supporting educational excellence and reform efforts for American Indian and Alaska native students.

Mendoza, an Oglala and Sicangu Lakota, was appointed executive director of the initiative in December 2011 after having served as a director and senior advisor to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on American Indian and Alaska native education policies. He previously worked as a principal at the Monforton School in Bozeman, Mont., and as a language arts teacher at Pine Ridge High School in Pine Ridge, S.D.


Event 1
Who : William Mendoza, executive director, White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education
What : Remarks to the third annual Federal Technical Assistance Workshop Day, providing an update on the implementation of Executive Order 13592, which addresses improving educational opportunities for American Indians and Alaska natives and strengthening tribal colleges and universities.
When : 9 a.m. CT, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012
Where : Cox Convention Center
1 Myriad Gardens
Oklahoma City
Event 2
Who : William Mendoza, executive director, White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education
What : Remarks to the Tribal Education Departments National Assembly Annual Membership Meeting to discuss the administration’s work around supporting American Indian and Alaska native education, specifically addressing activities of the initiative and the State Tribal Education Partnership (STEP) program
When : 10 a.m. CT, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012
Where : Cox Convention Center
1 Myriad Gardens
Oklahoma City
Event 3
Who : William Mendoza, executive director, White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education
What : Luncheon address to the American Indian and Alaska Native Higher College Student Success Symposium (The symposium is a joint venture between the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students and the University of North Texas. The event will bring together more than 100 higher education and tribal education professionals to discuss research practices for increasing and improving American Indian college student access, success and transfer.)
When : Noon CT, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012
Where : Skirvin Hilton Hotel
1 Park Ave.
Oklahoma City
Event 4
Who : William Mendoza, executive director, White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education
What :

Address to the National Indian Education Association’s Tribal Leaders Summit (The summit will focus on the importance of education and the economic success and cultural survival of American Indian and Alaska native communities. The annual conference includes almost 3,000 education leaders, teachers, students, and parents from across Indian Country.)

When : 1:15 p.m. CT, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012
Where : Cox Convention Center
1 Myriad Gardens
Oklahoma City
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