Cheyenne and Arapaho college to offer degree in administration

Weatherfor, Oklahoma (AP) 1-09

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College says it plans to offer its first degree in tribal administration.

The associate’s degree program was designed by personnel from the tribal college and Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Don Tofpi, a tribal college faculty member and the chairman of the Kiowa Nation, played a key role in developing the curriculum for the program, which will teach guidelines and content regarding administration issues.

Tribal college president Henrietta Mann says the degree program will provide an opportunity for students wanting to prepare themselves to work in a tribal environment.

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education recently approved the degree program. The tribal college is located on the Southwestern campus.