Educational Institutions

American Indian Higher Education Consortium

  • Alexandria, VA
  • www.aihec.org

Mission Statement

Founded in 1972, the American Indian Higher Education Consortium provides leadership and influences public policy on American Indian higher education issues through advocacy, research, and program initiatives; promotes and strengthens Indigenous languages, cultures, communities and tribal nations; and provides a wide array of technical assistance support to member institutions and emerging tribal colleges. Today, AIHEC is composed of 36 Tribal Colleges and Universities in the United States and one in Canada that are tribally controlled and provide higher educational opportunities that are locally and culturally-based to American Indians. AIHEC's vision is sovereign tribal nations through excellence in higher education.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. American Indian Measures for Success (AIMS)
  3. American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) Virtual Library
Service Areas

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National

AIHEC is the collective spirit and unifying voice of our nation's Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs).  AIHEC provides leadership and influences public policy on American Indian higher education issues through advocacy, research, and program initiatives; promotes and strengthens Indigenous languages, cultures, communities, and tribal nations; and through its unique position, serves member institutions and emerging TCUs.

ruling year

1975

Principal Officer since 2008

Self-reported

Carrie L. Billy

Keywords

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American Indian higher education, tribal colleges and universities

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EIN

84-0640326

 Number

8457552970

Also Known As

AIHEC

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

AIHEC provides the following programmatic support to Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs): - Technical assistance, standards, and processes to promote performance accountability necessary for TCUs to be accountable premier higher education centers within their communities. - STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Initiatives to help encourage ongoing student engagement by improving the capacity of TCUs to provide high-quality, culturally relevant, and integrated higher education. - Strengthening communities initiatives geared toward assisting TCUs improve their capacity to serve their students, individuals, families and communities. - Information dissemination and advocacy activities to heighten the visibility of TCUs and to ensure the sustainability of TCUs and the Tribal College Movement.

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Program 2

American Indian Measures for Success (AIMS)

The AIMS project was initiated in 2004 by the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC).  The major goal of the AIMS project is to define relevant quantitative and qualitative indicator data for American Indian success as determined by the Tribal Colleges, and to develop and implement a strategy for collecting, analyzing, and presenting annually the success indicators.

Category

Population(s) Served

Native Americans/American Indians

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Program 3

American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) Virtual Library

The AIHEC Virtual Library is a collection of resources by for and about Native Americans available online. The materials are selected and reviewed by Tribal College librarians.

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Population(s) Served

Native Americans/American Indians

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

AIHEC is the collective spirit and unifying voice of our nation's Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs).  AIHEC provides leadership and influences public policy on American Indian higher education issues through advocacy, research, and program initiatives; promotes and strengthens Indigenous languages, cultures, communities, and tribal nations; and through its unique position, serves member institutions and emerging TCUs.

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AMERICAN INDIAN HIGHER EDUCATION CONSORTIUM, INC.
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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American Indian Higher Education Consortium

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Principal Officer

Carrie L. Billy

BIO

Carrie L. Billy, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation and attorney from Arizona, serves as the President and CEO of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC).  She oversees the day-to-day operations of AIHEC central organization and works closely with the Board of Directors and partners to develop and implement AIHEC's strategic vision and overall organization action plan.  Ms. Billy previously served as the first Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities, an appointed position by former President William J. Clinton.  As Executive Director of the Initiative, Ms. Billy coordinated a multi-faceted effort to integrate tribal colleges into federal programs and strengthen partnerships with the private sector.  Her career reflects a commitment of public service and to protecting and promoting the cultures, rights and the well being of American Indians and improving the quality of life and educational status of all Americans.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

David Yarlott

Little Big Horn College

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