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Dr. Cassandra Manuelito-Kerkvliet, great granddaughter of Navajo Chief Manuelito, and first Native American woman appointed as president of Antioch University Seattle (Courtesy photo).

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Native woman chosen as Antioch president

SEATTLE, Wash.-Dr. Cassandra Manuelito-Kerkvliet, newly chosen president of Antioch University Seattle, is believed to be the first Native American woman to ascend to the presidency of an accredited university outside the tribal college system.