Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College Information

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Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College
Type Native American tribal community college and land grant institution
Established1973
PresidentTwyla Baker, Ph.D
Vice-presidentRobert Rainbow
Studentsavg. 300
Location, ,
United States
CampusRural
Colors Blue and Silver          
NicknameThe Storm
Affiliations American Indian Higher Education Consortium, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
SportsHand Games, Men's & Women's Basketball, Golf, Rodeo
Website www.nhsc.edu
Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation tribal affiliation

Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College is a public tribally controlled community college in New Town, North Dakota. It is chartered by the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation headquarters at New Town. The college has branches in Mandaree and White Shield.

History

The college was founded May 2, 1973, as the agency responsible for higher education on the Fort Berthold Reservation. The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation in New Town, North Dakota endorsed the concept that a locally based higher education institution was needed to train Tribal members and to help retain the Tribal cultures. The college was chartered by the Three Affiliated Tribes. [1]

Governance

Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College is tribally controlled by a Board of Directors, which consist of seven members. A steering committee was appointed to oversee the initial operations of the College. This committee was replaced by the selection of a Board of Directors in 1974. The College proceeded to developed a long-range plan. The planning improved the educational and vocational services in the communities throughout the Reservation. [1]

Partnerships

The first classes offered at Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College were on an extension basis with coordinating accredited institutions. The college was granted accreditation on July 12, 2006 (as Fort Berthold Community College), through the Higher Learning Commission of Schools and Colleges. The college was granted accreditation on Feb. 12, 1988, through the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. The college is also one of 32 tribal colleges granted Land Grant Institution status in 1994. It is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Fort Berthold Community College is also a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC). [1]

Academics

The first classes offered at Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College were on an extension basis with coordinating accredited institutions. The agreements were first made with University of Mary, Bismarck, ND; Minot State College, Minot, ND; and the University of North Dakota, Williston Center, Williston, ND. The college offers associate degree and certificate programs. [1]

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