The United Tribes Technical College will be adding classes in criminal justice and law enforcement and will have a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer stationed on campus by the end of August to teach and work with tribal communities in the region.
United Tribes has signed a memorandum of understanding with the BIA, President David Gipp said.
“Law- enforcement issues are a major concern and a major problem in our tribal communities out there on the different reservations, and so this is one way that United Tribes can make a contribution,” Gipp said.
United Tribes is starting a $200 million expansion. Gipp said ground has been broken on the first phase of the new campus facility and water, sewer and electricity are being put in to prepare for construction. The campus is at a premium for space and needs more student housing, he said.
“That includes new classrooms, new student support spaces and new student activity spaces along with an emphasis on new programs,” Gipp said. “That’s designed to serve at least 2,000 or more students as we expand from roughly 1,100 students today.”
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