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Bureau of Indian Affairs begins accepting applications from those interested in being Haskell’s next president

November 12, 2010


People interested in being the next president of Haskell Indian Nations University have three weeks to get their materials together.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Dec. 6, according to a job posting at, the government site for federal employment.

The Bureau of Indian Education, which is a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior, is seeking a replacement for Linda Warner, the Haskell president who resigned her post earlier fall after being sent to handle other bureau duties off campus since September 2009. Chris Redman, an education specialist from the bureau’s Oklahoma City office, is interim president.

The president oversees Haskell, a land grant institution in Lawrence that serves members of American Indian and Alaska Native nations as authorized by Congress and in partial fulfillment of treaty and trust obligations. The school’s nearly 1,000 students from about 150 tribes do not pay tuition, and instead pay fees by semester: $215 if living on campus, or $110 for those living off.

The school’s annual budget is about $14.2 million.

The advertised salary range for the next president is $113,735 to $147,857. Warner, who accepted reassignment to another post within the bureau, had made just over $140,000 as Haskell president.

The bureau confirmed Warner’s resignation Nov. 1, and said a national committee would be appointed to assist the bureau in its search for a new president.

Stephen Prue, who works in the president’s office at Haskell, said the committee had not yet been formed but that it would include members of Haskell faculty, staff and the Haskell Board of Regents.


Horace 7 years, 3 months ago

They pay $215 for tuition, room and board and yet they have a %10 graduation rate?

I'd have 10 Phd's if I could score that kind of deal.

beeshlii 7 years, 3 months ago

we know that...dummy....but were first native americans, and you?

somedude20 7 years, 3 months ago

I am waiting to see if I get the King of Pain job but if that does not workout, then I will be El Presidente of Haskell.

gl0ck0wn3r 7 years, 3 months ago

No doubt there will be plenty of armchair experts from the "don't build the SLT" threads that will be applying. Right?

Jeanette Kekahbah 7 years, 3 months ago

I wanna like you, glock, but dude, I don't like ignorance.

sbobandme 7 years, 3 months ago

Why does the government keep it opened? Do what is right for the students, the 90 percent that are not graduating and close the place. What a waste of tax dollars.

Jeanette Kekahbah 7 years, 3 months ago

How about the government not suck? THAT is a waste of tax dollars.

Do what is right for the students...and close Haskell Indian Nations University...explain how this is "right", please.

Why don't you educate yourself about the history of Haskell...

As to why the government keeps it open, here's your answer:

“ This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the >supreme Law of the Land<; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding... ”

beeshlii 7 years, 3 months ago

you people are so misinformed. we pay taxes just like everyone else. you might want to pick up an up to date history book and read it and make another comments.

DevsAdvocate 7 years, 2 months ago

Native Americans are the most underprivileged and underrepresented people in this country. BA graduation rate throughout the ENTIRE country for Native Americans is 0.1%. This isn't just at federal universities. With the poverty rate at 32% ( compared to the national average of 13%), how do you expect these people to leave their home and pay for school? I am one of the lucky people. I am doubling majoring AT Haskell and plan to attend graduate school, where graduate degrees are even LESS than the 0.1%. I'm simply saying that most people aren't fortunate enough to afford to go to a better, more prominent University, so they/we have to settle for Haskell. If Haskell closes their doors, my people would be even worse off. I am there to help try to make a better image of Haskell, to make people see that success does come out that place . Sometimes, all it takes is one person.

ssakcaj 7 years, 2 months ago

You can't double major at Haskell. I have heard direct statements from previous students who have attempted to do so and it is not possible. You can get two majors but you are not allowed to count any classes used to meet the requirements of one degree to fufill the requirements of the second degree which pretty much makes it impossible to do.

Second, the latest research shows that "Accordingly, only 36% of Native American students have graduated within 6 years of initial enrollment." Not sure where you got your 0.1% number from.

Third, while the the sentiments you express are admirable, your impact to "make a better image of Haskell" will be negligible. In order for Haskell's image to improve as an academic institution, it will require a systemic change in the faculty and staff. As it sits now Haskell merely serves as "workfare" for the faculty and staff. Although you may believe you are getting a quality education, numerous discussions with previous graduates who have gone on to graduate school indicates that the education offered at Haskell is severely lacking. One graduate (paraphrasing) said that his high school education had better prepared him for graduate school than Haskell. Agreed that is not neccesarily a ringing endorsement of his graduate program either...

valveoil 6 years, 9 months ago

I wonder if LJW knows that they are in the process of doing the interviews of the four finalists for the position of President at Haskell today...?

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