MISSOULA – The University of Montana Native American Student Advisory Council, which seeks to provide a more prominent Native American voice on campus, invites community members to participate with input.
UM President Royce Engstrom, Provost Perry Brown and Vice President for Student Affairs Teresa Branch established the NASAC in 2014 to enhance opportunities for Native American students, to address areas of concern and to provide input on strategic planning. The council advises UM administrators on matters related to Native American student life.
“The Native American Student Advisory Council members bring such important perspectives to the UM governance system,” NASAC co-adviser Kathryn Shanley said. “They represent many tribal nations, many academic disciplines and many diverse social realms. We're looking forward to the powerful ideas and visions they will have to share with the University as a whole and the administration in general.”
The council is comprised of both undergraduate and graduate students who represent Native American student organizations and other relevant programs across campus. The NASAC also includes several at-large members nominated by other students or themselves to serve on the council.