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ERIC Number: EJ867396
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
AIHEC CEO Carrie Billy Explains What Drives Her as Public Servant, Mother
Schilling, Vincent
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v20 n4 p28-29 Sum 2009
This article profiles American Indian Higher Education Consortium's (AIHEC) President and CEO Carrie Billy. Billy's experience in law, a U.S. senator's office, and in the legislative and administrative branches of government is crucial for an institution that relies on state and federal legislative processes to gain funding and support. AIHEC is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 1972 by America's first six tribal college presidents to influence policy, establish higher education programs, and network with federal agencies, other institutions, and each other to address the evolving needs of tribal higher education institutions. AIHEC has 37 member institutions, and the presidents of each of them serve on the board. She says the organization's biggest challenge is addressing the needs of such a diverse group of institutions. Some of the colleges are over 30-40 years old, and others are still fledglings. In the face of a new administration, Billy looks forward to working for greater recognition of tribal colleges and to facilitating a greater understanding within the federal agencies, the private sector, and Congress.
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Language: English
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