2013 Commencement: AIHEC CEO to speak

Event Date: 
June 14, 2013 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) CEO and President Carrie Bill will be the keynote speaker at Northwest Indian College’s 2013 commencement ceremony. The event will be held at 5 p.m. on June 14 at the Wex’liem Community Building (Frog Building) at 2100 Lummi View Drive on the Lummi Reservation in Bellingham.

In addition to serving as AIHEC CEO and president, Bill – an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation and Arizona attorney – has also served as the first Executive Director of the White House Initiative of Tribal Colleges and Universities.

Under Bill’s leadership, tribal colleges have made significant gains, including: the largest funding increases ever received by tribal colleges in annual federal appropriations; first visit by a U.S. president to a Tribal College; establishment and funding of new education and infrastructure programs in several federal departments and agencies; and more.

The graduation ceremony is open to the community and will include a celebratory meal.