Provost Named to Board of Native American School

Whittier College News Release

For Immediate Release - July 25, 1997
Contact: Judy Browning (562) 907-4216
Reference: 96-97/62


Richard Millman, provost and dean of the faculty at Whittier College, has been elected to the board of directors of the Native American Preparatory School in Rowe, N.M.

Established as a summer school program in 1988 by former Whittier College trustee Richard P. Ettinger, Jr., NAPS currently sponsors two programs: a five-week academic summer school for high-achieving, motivated American Indian junior high school students; and a four-year college preparatory school that opened in 1995 and now has students from 23 tribes in 10 states. Whittier College Trustee Sharon Ettinger, Richard Ettinger's widow, also serves on the board of directors.

While the core curriculum focuses on English, math, science, computer skills, ethno-history and art, NAPS includes courses on Native American culture and philosophy.

"I am delighted to be able to work with NAPS and the Native American students in the efforts to prepare these excellent students for college success," Millman said. "Having been part of a start-up university in San Diego [California State University at San Marcos, where Millman was vice president for academic affairs], I recognize how exciting and important the beginnings of a new school are, and I look forward to contributing in any way I can."

Located 18 miles east of Los Angeles, Whittier College is an independent, four-year college offering traditional liberal arts majors and strong pre-professional programs taught in the context of the liberal arts. Whittier Law School, which is accredited by the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools, is located on a separate campus in Costa Mesa.

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