UCR to Host Native American Education Summit April 17

Educators and American Indian leaders from the region aim to improve access to higher education.

Cahuilla bird singers perform

Cahuilla bird singers perform at UC Riverside.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — UC Riverside Chancellor Timothy P. White will host a Native American Educational Summit on the campus on April 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Alumni & Visitors Center, 3701 Canyon Crest Drive.

The purpose of this event is to bring together Southern California tribal nations, local Native American organizations and education professionals to identify current successes and challenges affecting Native American education, and to discuss how the participants can develop their partnership to address these issues, said Joshua Gonzales, director of Native American Student Programs at UCR.

“The chancellor has expressed his interest in expanding options to Native Americans who want to attend college and to ensure that UCR is a welcoming and nurturing environment for prospective Native American students,” Gonzales said. “This event will help promote education, develop more access and pathways for Native Americans to attend college, develop community relationships, and further research goals, scholarship and research opportunities. There is an abundant amount of potential.”

For more information contact Gonzales at (951) 827-4143 or joshuag@ucr.edu.


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Additional Contacts

Joshua Gonzales
Tel: (951) 827-4143
E-mail: joshuag@ucr.edu

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