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ERIC Number: EJ867394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
Dreamweavers: Tribal College Presidents Build Institutions Bridging Two Worlds
Bowman, Nicole
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v20 n4 p12-18 Sum 2009
When students graduate from a tribal college or university (TCU), everyone in the community celebrates. They recognize the sacrifices the students have made, juggling their responsibilities as students, parents, and community members. Many people have contributed to this success, including the tribal college presidents. Eight tribal college presidents were interviewed for this article, and all eight say unequivocally that "seeing students graduate" is the most rewarding aspect of their work. In the interviews, the presidents discussed their goals, the challenges they face every day, and the experiences that prepared them for their positions. They also discussed several characteristics of an effective TCU president, which may provide ideas for future presidents.
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education. P.O. Box 720, Mancos, CO 81328. Tel: 888-899-6693; Fax: 970-533-9145; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A