The Haskell Board of Regents met Thursday for a biannual meeting where they heard highlights and concerns of faculty and students at the university.
During the all-day meeting they received an update on items such as the budget, staffing, funding, safety and building upkeep.
Lana Redeye, a regent who represents the Eastern Region, said she is always concerned about funding at Haskell.
"The federal government needs to step up and educate Native American people," she said.
Vincent Townsend, president of Haskell's Student Senate and a member of the 16-member board, said the regents are similar to lobbyists - looking out for the best interests of Haskell.
A few of the needs that were discussed included security cameras and staff, new recruiting tools and new bachelor degree programs in the athletic department.