White House TCU Initiative to Make Announcement about Indian Students at Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation on Wednesday

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KYLE, S.D. – White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities deputy director William Mendoza will join several college presidents at a news conference on Wednesday to make an announcement about the important role American Indian and Alaska Native students play in President Obama’s educational excellence goals.

Mendoza will also preview details about U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s visit to Rosebud and Mission, S.D. later this week. On Friday, Duncan will deliver the commencement address to graduates at Sinte Gleska University and join senior administration officials, community leaders, educators and students to discuss the administration’s education agenda.

**NOTE: Media representatives interested in covering this event should pre-credential or reserve a phone line by emailing their name, outlet, cell phone and email address to [email protected] by Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 3 p.m. MT.**