SDSU: Serving Native Students

Jan 15, 2020

In The Moment ... January 15, 2020 Show 734 Hour 1

President Trump recently signed the 2020 Ag Appropriations Bill, which includes a new provision for Native American students in higher education. The New Beginning for Tribal Students provision offers matching federal funds to land grant universities that dedicate resources to Native students. 

South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn worked with South Dakota's congressional delegation to include this provision in the farm bill. He also started the Wokini Initiative at SDSU as a holistic, campus-wide approach to recruiting, retaining, and serving Native Students.