CEO of White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities visits Navajo Tech

CROWNPOINT, N.M. - On Nov. 2, Navajo Technical College hosted a visit from the Chief Executive Officer of the Office of the Whitehouse Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities (WHITCU), William Mendoza.

Mendoza spent the day touring and speaking with students, faculty and administrators regarding the ongoing developments at NTC in the Information Technology, Environmental Science, Culinary Arts, and Computer Aided Drafting programs.

WHITCU leads the implementation of Executive Order 13270, ensuring that the nations Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU) are more fully recognized and have access to federal programs benefiting other higher education institutions.

Navajo Technical College is one of 33 fully accredited Tribal Colleges and Universities in the United States and has been recently ranked as one of the top 120 community colleges in the United Stated by the Aspen Institute.

Mendoza noted that he was impressed with the visit and concluded that all Tribal Colleges should replicate what Navajo Tech has brought forth in innovation and learning experiences for students in the Tribal College performance arena.


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