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U.S. Education Department Officials to Host Listening Session with Tribal College & University Presidents

Jim Bradshaw, (202) 401-2310,
Helen Littlejohn, (303) 325-4284 on-site

Event Date 1: February 02, 2011 08:45 am - 03:00 pm

White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities Director Maggie George will join U.S. Education Department officials in hosting a special Listening Session for Tribal Colleges and Universities from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, N.M.

The purpose of the Listening Session is to encourage a dialogue between the Education Department and Tribal Colleges and Universities to identify strengths, challenges and opportunities for future growth. Officials from the Office of Federal Student Aid, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Office of English Language Acquisition, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, and the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools will participate.

The format will be an open forum in the morning to share programs/services that the Education Department provides, followed by break-out sessions in the afternoon.

Event 1
Who : Dr. Maggie George, director, White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities
Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, U.S. Department of Education
Other officials from various U.S. Department of Education offices.
What : Listening Session for Leadership of Tribal Colleges and Universities
When : Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m. MST
Interview opportunities with Education Department officials will be available periodically during the day.
Call Helen Littlejohn (303) 325-4284 on-site.
Where : Institute of American Indian Arts campus, CLE Commons, second level, CLE facility, 83 Avan Nu Po Road, Santa Fe, N.M.