Friday, June 23, 2006

Institute of American Indian Arts Gets New President

Cassandra Manuelito-Kerkvliet, 51, is the new president for the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in New Mexico. Her main focus for IAIA students is success, which she measures by graduation. Manuelito-Kerkvliet, a Native American Indian Navajo, wants to see increased student enrollment, more qualified professors as well as a close one-on-one atmosphere between students, faculty and herself. The IAIA has 215 students at its 140-acre campus near Santa Fe. In any given year, the student body can represent up to 112 Native American Indian tribes.

For Native American Indian art, see Free Spirit Gallery

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