Falcon Chandler Named To Accreditation Board

Apr 15th, 2004 | By | Category: 16-1: Sovereignty in Indian Country, Tribal College News

CAROLE FALCON CHANDLER: "It is quite an honor, especially for our small college here in Montana."

Carole Falcon Chandler, president of Fort Belknap College in Montana, is among four newly-elected members of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The commission accredits two-year and four-year educational institutions in Alaska , Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

Falcon Chandler (Assiniboine) is the only tribal college president on the commission and the second to be appointed. Dr. Joe McDonald (Salish-Kootenai), president of Salish Kootenai College in Montana, was the first, but his term expired.

Her term runs through 2006, when she will be eligible for a second, three-year term. “It is an honor for Fort Belknap College and the tribal college family,” she told the Great Falls Tribune.

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