Fort Lewis College President Dene Thomas prioritizes tuition waiver

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Fort Lewis College President Dene Thomas prioritizes tuition waiver

In last year, first female president works to continue education for Native American students
Dene Kay Thomas, president of Fort Lewis College, has watched the school go through many changes during her eight-year tenure. She has worked to ensure that Native American students can continue to attend the college for free, which stems from a contract struck more than a century ago between the state and the federal government.
Dene Kay Thomas, president of Fort Lewis College, laughs with her husband, Gordon, during a Fort Lewis College football game earlier this month. Thomas announced she would retire in June 2018, eight years after accepting the job as Fort Lewis College president. She has overseen several changes at the college since 2010, including a curriculum overhaul that moved all programs to a three-credit model in 2016.
Dene Kay Thomas, president of Fort Lewis College, talks with Ryan Smith, associate professor of physics & engineering at FLC, during a school football game in September. She describes her time at the college as a “wonderful and challenging experience.”

Fort Lewis College President Dene Thomas prioritizes tuition waiver

Dene Kay Thomas, president of Fort Lewis College, has watched the school go through many changes during her eight-year tenure. She has worked to ensure that Native American students can continue to attend the college for free, which stems from a contract struck more than a century ago between the state and the federal government.
Dene Kay Thomas, president of Fort Lewis College, laughs with her husband, Gordon, during a Fort Lewis College football game earlier this month. Thomas announced she would retire in June 2018, eight years after accepting the job as Fort Lewis College president. She has overseen several changes at the college since 2010, including a curriculum overhaul that moved all programs to a three-credit model in 2016.
Dene Kay Thomas, president of Fort Lewis College, talks with Ryan Smith, associate professor of physics & engineering at FLC, during a school football game in September. She describes her time at the college as a “wonderful and challenging experience.”

Fort Lewis College President Dene Thomas prioritizes tuition waiver

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