as winner of the Alumni Society’s Leadership and Service Award. Warner has devoted 30 years to American Indian education policy and leadership. She has spread her pedagogy to numerous locations throughout the United States, beginning her career in the public schools of Missouri. In 1974, she entered the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in Alaska to serve as a teacher. She has been a faculty member at the University of Kansas, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Missouri. She also served as a program director at the National Science Foundation. Most notable are her appointments to the National Advisory Council on American Indian Education (White House appointed) and the Department of Interior’s Foundation for Excellence in American Indian Education. Her most recent position was with the Tennessee Board of Regents, the fifth largest university system in the country, where she served as associate vice chancellor for academic affairs.

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