Leech Lake Tribal College Joins Obama’s College Day Of Action
Class is in session at Leech Lake Tribal College just like any other day, but today is not a typical Thursday. As part of the White house College Opportunity Day of Action, the president of the college, Dr. Donald Day, was invited to Washington D.C. to meet with the president of the United States. This is the second year the white house has hosted a day of action, but the first time the Leech Lake Tribal College was invited to join. They celebrated the honor with a live stream viewing party.
Leech Lake Tribal College was chosen to participate based on strides they’ve made in recent years, but school officials say there’s always room for improvement. As part of the action day, each college is asked to create a goal to elevate higher education, and the goal for Leech Lake Tribal College is to increase graduation rates 20% by 2020.