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U.S. Education Officials to Host Listening Session with Tribal College, University Representatives

Press Office, (202) 401-1576,

Event Date 1: March 01, 2011 08:45 am - 03:00 pm

Under Secretary Martha Kanter and William Mendoza, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities, will lead a delegation of U.S. education officials in hosting a special Listening Session for Tribal Colleges and Universities Tuesday at Little Big Horn College in Crow Agency, Mont.

The purpose of the meeting is to encourage a dialogue between the Education Department and Tribal Colleges and Universities to identify strengths, challenges and opportunities for future growth. An open forum is scheduled in the morning to share information on department programs, followed by themed discussions in the afternoon.

Officials from the Office of the Under Secretary, Office of Federal Student Aid, Office of English Language Acquisition, Office of Postsecondary Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, and the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools will be on hand.

Event 1
Who : Martha J. Kanter, under secretary, U.S. Department of Education
William Mendoza, deputy director, White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities
U.S. Department of Education Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools,
U.S. Department of Education
What : Listening Session for Leadership of Tribal Colleges and Universities
When : Tuesday, March 1, 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 : Little Big Horn College, Student Union Building-SUB Conference Room,
8645 South Weaver Drive,
Crow Agency, Mont.
(406) 638-3100