His Horse Is Thunder Elected to HLC BoardAug 15th, 2005 | By tcj | Category: 17-1: Telling Our Stories, Tribal College News
Member colleges have elected Ron His Horse Is Thunder to serve on the board of trustees of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The commission is part of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, which is one of six regional institutional accrediting associations in the United States. The HLC region includes 19 states and many tribal nations.
As the president of Sitting Bull College (SBC, Fort Yates, ND), His Horse Is Thunder is the first tribal college president to serve on the board. His term runs from September 2004 through August 2008. The board makes policies and helps provide national leadership on matters germane to regional accreditation.
A member of the Hunkpapa band of the Lakota Sioux Nation, His Horse Is Thunder is a graduate of the University of South Dakota Law School. Prior to earning the law degree, he received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Black Hills State University and studied at SBC. His Horse Is Thunder was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as chairman of the President’s Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities.