March 26, 2008
For Immediate Release
Accomplished Native American Educator Speaks at Evergreen Valley College on April 9
12:30 – 1:30 pm, Gullo II
Few people know as much about tribal governance and tribal politics as Dr. Joely Proudfit, featured speaker at Evergreen Valley College’s President’s Speaker Series on April 9 in the Gullo II Center. And even fewer Native Americans have doctorates in political science that give them license to speak with such authority.
The first member of her family to complete a high school diploma, Dr. Proudfit will speak about her academic and personal development to EVC students, many of whom are among the first in their families to pursue higher education. Additionally, she will talk about the new program in Tribal Governance Management and Leadership at the Department of Public Administration at California State University San Bernardino, where she is an Associate Professor. Proudfit also lectures at the University of San Diego in Political Science and International Relations.
Designed for public and tribal agency officials, Proudfit’s Tribal Governance program offers a deeper understanding of American Indian tribal government history, relationships between tribal, federal, state and local official governments, and practical tools for bridging the communication gaps between all the diverse parties.
Both as a role model for underrepresented students and as an accomplished educator, Joely Proudfit promises to touch lives, change attitudes and encourage the student population at Evergreen Valley College. The event is sponsored by the Title V Transfer Project.
ABOUT Evergreen Valley College
With student learning as its primary focus, Evergreen Valley College’s mission is to empower students to expand their human potential and to succeed in a global, multicultural society. The College, which sits on a picturesque 175-acre site in the eastern foothills of San Jose, provides access to comprehensive and flexible post-secondary education to prepare students of all ages and backgrounds for balanced and productive lives and to improve the workforce and quality of life in our community.