Chief Academic Officers
Tribal College and Universities Chief Academic Officers (CAOs)
AIHEC initiated an annual meeting of the TCU Chief Academic Officers in 2012 in response to the strong interest by this group to have a forum to meet and address issues. The first meeting was held in Minneapolis, MN in 2012. After the second meeting in Albuquerque, NM in 2013, the CAO advisory committee recommended that the CAOs join with the annual student services meeting hosted by the Department of Education and Salish Kootenai College (SKC). In the interest in fostering greater cross-campus collaboration and institutional effectiveness, joint meetings are held at Salish Kootenai College since 2014. It is also in this light that the name of the annual event was changed to the SKC TCU Summer Meeting. The focus of this annual event is determined by a voluntary committee made up of sitting TCU CAOs, Department of Education, Financial Aid Directors, and SKC.