Carrie L. Billy, the president and CEO of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, has been elected to the board of directors for the American Association of Community Colleges, a national organization representing nearly 1,200 two-year colleges and more than 13 million students.
She will serve as the board’s public at-large representative speaking for more than 88,000 American Indian and Alaska Native students and community members served by the nation’s 37 tribal colleges and universities.
She officially took office with other new board members July 1 and will serve a three-year term.
The board has 32 members and governs association policy and helps guide strategic direction for national advocacy for the organization.
“I am extremely humbled and honored to be selected by AACC to serve on this important board, which ensures that community colleges and TCUs have key roles in discussions on issues shaping our nation’s higher education policy,” Billy said in a press release. “I am fortunate to be working alongside such dedicated and knowledgeable staff and board members. It is a tremendous privilege to be able to represent TCUs and tribal communities across the country in this capacity.”