In March, we had a group of students from Modoc High School join us for a campus tour at our partnership school, Woodland Community College. The purpose of the tour was to show students where we are located and how we plan to build out CTC, including our first, degree program in Business Management. Our hope is to serve students with native professors, curriculum, and a native community where we can promote student success and serve tribal nations.
Welcome Generation Z!
CTC welcomes Attorney Sara Dutschke Setshwaelo to the Board. Sara, the elected Chairwoman of the Ione Band of Miwok Indians, is keenly aware of the challenges facing Indian Country. She brings a wealth of experiences to CTC, which will be instrumental to our progress going forward.
The California Tribal College Board of Regents and the Yuba Community College District Board of Trustees announced a partnership focused upon providing quality higher education opportunities and resources to Native American students across the State. Beginning in January 2018, the California Tribal College (CTC) will be located at Woodland Community College (WCC) and will provide educational opportunities for Native and non-Native students to attain Tribal cultural and language enrichment through rigorous curricula.
The Board of Regents has appointed Cammeron Hodson as its new Executive Director of the California Tribal College. Mr. Hodson is the Vice Chairman of Wilton Rancheria and, until this appointment, served as an At-Large Member of the College’s Board of Regents.
California Governor Jerry Brown voiced his support for the California Tribal College in remarks at a charity auction for the new college held on October 30th at the Rotunda Building in Oakland, California.
The California Tribal College has completed its first education program, issuing certificates to 47 students from 22 tribes. The Certificate Program in Tribal Leadership and Governance was held at the offices of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation in Brooks, CA from July 6 through July 10.
by Ronald Roach
The message that earning a college degree provides a proven path to middle-class employment and stability has been pushed heavily toward young Americans in recent years, particularly as the Obama administration has established national goals for college degree attainment and challenged Americans to ensure that students are college- and career-ready when they finish high school.
With a feasibility study and needs assessment nearly completed, the California Tribal College could begin operating by the end of 2014, though exactly what form the institution will take remains to be seen. A new brick and mortar facility, an online school, a collaborative endeavor with another college or some combination all remain options, according to CTC Director Marilyn Delgado.
With the endorsement of more than 40 California Indian nations and organizations, a new nonprofit tribal college will open in northern California in 2014 with the aim of serving American Indian students from the state.