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New members on the Leech Lake Tribal College board


On April 25, the Board of Trustees of Leech Lake Tribal College welcomed two new members and elected new board officers. Gary Charwood and Dr. Priscilla Day, both enrolled members of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, were sworn in by Leech Lake Chairman Arthur “Archie” LaRose.

Charwood is the program manager for Leech Lake’s Youth Division, and Day is a professor in the University of Minnesota-Duluth’s department of Social Work. Day was elected to a two-year term as board chairperson. Bonnie Rock, Charwood, and Bernice Pemberton will fill the roles of vice chair, treasurer and secretary, respectively.

Board members in the front row, from left, are Rock, Shari Bebeau, Day, Charwood and Dennis Banks. Board members in the back row, from left, are Pemberton, Jerry Morgan and Mike Fairbanks, student senate representative.