From left, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs James Sandoval, Rupert Costo Endowment Chair in American Indian Affairs and Professor in History Clifford Trafzer, UCR Chancellor Timothy P. White and Director of Native American Student Programs Josh Gonzales
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The University of California, Riverside, has committed to help set up an education and outreach program to shepherd Native American youth onto a path to higher education.
Chancellor Timothy P. White told the Inland-area tribal participants at Tuesday’s Native American Educational Summit that he would commit $70,000 a year for three years to the effort, using non-state discretionary resources. The expectation is for this seed investment to lead to partnerships with many others to create a sustainable and impactful program.