Dr. Cassandra Manuelito-Kerkvliet: “My Climb to the Highest Rung”

At 7pm, Thursday November 5th, Dr. Cassandra Manuelito-Kerkvliet will be visiting the University of Redlands to speak in Hall of Letters 100 for a public lecture and reception as part of Native American Heritage Month. Dr. Manuelito-Kerkvliet is the president of Antioch University Seattle, and the first Native American woman to become president of a non-tribal University or College in the United States.

She received her Phd in Education Administration Policy and Management in 2005 from the University of Oregon and has been a leader in the higher education community ever since. Dr. Manuelito-Kerkvliet’s Navajo heritage has helped to shape her distinct leadership style, on which she will speak of during her lecture “My Climb to the Highest Rung.”

This visit will be co-sponsored by the Dean’s office, the College of Arts and Sciences, Campus Diversity and Inclusion, Native American Studies program, Native American Student Union, Race and Ethnic Studies, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Study.

For questions regarding the event contact Sawa Kurotani, Interim Assistant Dean of the College:

sawa_kurotani@redlands.edu



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