May 3, 2011

American Indian Educators Summit

Central Lakes College is a co-host of the May 2 and 3 American Indian Education Summit at Grand View Lodge, Nisswa. This Minnesota State Colleges and Universities event featured a panel on institutional leadership May 2. Mary Sam, Director of Diversity at CLC, moderated the one-hour program, and President Dr. Larry Lundblad of CLC was one of four presidents serving on the panel. Joining President Lundblad on the panel were Dr. Earl Potter of St. Cloud State University; Larry Anderson of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, Cloquet; and Dr. Richard Hanson of Bemidji State University. Their topic focused on "Closing the Achievement Gap and Creating Community." Several CLC staff were in attendance at the event, which winds up this morning following presentations by Dr. Anton Treuer of BSU, Carlos Mariani, Executive Director, Minnesota Minority Education Partnership, Inc.; and Dr. Don Day, Director of the American Indian Resource Center at BSU. Other instituional co-sponsors were Lake Superor College, Duluth, and Minnesota State University, Mankato.