Kansas' four delegates to a White House Conference on Indian Education have received official word of their selection to the conference, which will be Jan. 22-24 in Washington, D.C.
The Kansas delegates are Marilyn Bread, education development specialist at Haskell Indian Junior College; Julie Clouse, who served as the state's liaison for the conference; Sharon McClain, director of education for the Potawatomi tribe; and Verna Finch, tribal council secretary for the Kickapoo tribe.
The delegates got official word of their selection on Tuesday. The president, the speaker of the U.S. House and the president pro tem of the U.S. Senate each selected one-third of the conference participants. All four women had been elected delegates at Kansas' pre-conference meeting this summer.
In addition, Bob Martin, president of Haskell, has served as a member of the advisory board to the White House conference and will participate in the meeting.
The conference, a collaborative effort between the White House, the Department of Education, Department of Interior and other federal agencies, will bring together delegates from every state.
President Bush is expected to speak to the conference at noon Jan. 22.