President Appoints New Director of WHITCU

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

President George W. Bush has appointed Diane Cullo to be the executive director of the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities(WHITCU). The organization was created in 1997 to ensure that the nation’s tribal colleges and universities have full access to federal programs that benefit other post-secondary institutions.

WHITCU is part of the implementation of a 1996 Executive Order, which was renewed by President Bush. U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige’s office coordinates WHITCU, and Paige presents the board’s recommendations to the president.

Cullo most recently served as the director of development, communications, and program initiatives for the American Indian Higher Education Consortium. She has a bachelor’s degree in communication arts from James Madison University and lives in Alexandria, VA.

More information about the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities is available at

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