Sequestration to Impact Tribal Colleges
August 27, 2013
As the summer comes to an end, some tribal college officials are still waiting to find out how much funding they will receive for the upcoming year. They are holding their breath as their colleges struggle to stay afloat. At United Tribes Technical College, executive vice president Russell Swagger said the college is preparing for the “worst-case scenario.” The college already eliminated one of its two summer sessions this year, due to lack of funding. And it is becoming more difficult to retain quality staff and students, Swagger said, as college officials cannot tell them with certainty that the doors of Untied Tribes will be able to remain open in the years ahead.