American Indian Center

About the AIC

The SCSU American Indian Center was established in 1993 with outreach activities and educational, social and cultural programming. In 2020, the AIC found a new home in the heart of campus with a new location in Atwood Memorial Center Room 219. SCSU is proud to be one of few universities with a designated center for and about American Indian students and cultures. This is a gathering place to connect with other Natives and allies to relax, network, study, inquire, collaborate, participate in activities and strengthen our community. This is a supportive gathering place that can be a home away from home while earning a college degree. The AIC is a great place to UNLEASH INDIGENEITY and explore intersections of cultural identities while striving for a healthy balance between school, work, family and community involvement. The AIC Director loves meeting current and prospective students, staff and faculty and alumni; stop in, call or email to arrange a time to meet.

Staff

Barb Miller

Barb Miller

  • Director
  • Barb Miller is honored to serve as the director of the St Cloud State University American Indian Center. She grew up in the Stockbridge-Munsee tribal community in Wisconsin and is a member of the Mohican Nation and she is also a descendent of the Menominee Tribe.

    Barb has a master’s degree in Counseling and 25 years of experience in higher education focused on the recruitment and retention of under-represented students. She has been successful in implementing and managing programs and services to elevate university graduation of Asian, Black, Latinx and Native students. Most recently, Barb served as the director of the Multicultural Student Services at University of Wisconsin Stout and graduation rates increased by 53% for the students of color during her nine years of leadership. She focuses on the resilience of students and believes overcoming adversity can be an asset for success. Barb also values cultivating reciprocity in relationships to maximize opportunities for students.

    Barb has served as a guidance counselor, academic advisor, recruitment specialist, American Indian Student Services coordinator and administrator. She takes pride in working in a campus community and enjoys collaborations for continuous improvement. Barb looks forward to innovative opportunities to promote intercultural development and inclusive excellence to enhance diversity, campus climate and equity in outcomes. Individual lives, campus community, tribal communities and the state are positively impacted when more Indigenous students graduate from St Cloud State University.

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