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2018 IAIA Student Success Summit
March 1, 8:30 am–3:30 pm| Free
IAIA students, faculty, and staff will gather on Thursday, March 1, 2018 for IAIA’s 7th Annual Student Success Summit. This year’s topic is centered around student success and the day includes workshops, presentations, and activities. IAIA is excited to welcome the keynote speaker for the event, AIHEC President Carrie Billy (Navajo).
The community gathering at lunch, hosted by Student Life, will take place in the Commons. At the end of the day, all attendees have a chance to win raffle prizes, including two laptops donated by the Associated Student Government (ASG). All IAIA students, faculty, and staff should plan to attend for the entire day—even if you do not have class. Thursday classes will meet at the student success summit to record attendance. We look forward to seeing you there! Current IAIA Students can register online. The IAIA Student Success Summit is only open to the IAIA Community.
|8:30 am–9:15 am||Registration and Check-in||Auditorium Lobby|
|9:15 am–9:50 am||Opening and Keynote Address||Auditorium|
|10:00–10:55 am||Workshops||Various Locations (schedule provided at time of registration)|
|11:00 am–11:55 am||Workshops||Various Locations (schedule provided at time of registration)|
|12:00 pm–12:55 pm||Community Gathering and Lunch||Commons|
|1:00 pm–1:55 pm||Workshops||Various Locations (schedule provided at time of registration)|
|2:00 pm–2:55 pm||Workshops||Various Locations (schedule provided at time of registration)|
|3:00 pm–3:30 pm||Closing and Raffle||Auditorium|
About Carrie Billy
Carrie Billy, a member of the Navajo Nation and attorney from Arizona, is the President and CEO of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC). Through AIHEC, the nation’s 37 tribal colleges nurture a common vision—Strong Sovereign Nations Through Excellence in Tribal Higher Education.
Billy has undergraduate degrees from the University of Arizona and Salish Kootenai College (a tribal college) and she earned a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center. Carrie served as the inaugural Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges, under President William J. Clinton, and she worked in the U.S. Senate for 10 years.
Billy’s accomplishments include designing and implementing strategic initiatives, developing innovative policies and programs, and forging partnerships and coalitions, and her career reflects a commitment to public service—to protecting and promoting the cultures, rights, and well being of American Indians and improving the quality of life and educational status of all Americans.
Information about Carrie Billy from the AIHEC website.