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The National Institute for Native Leadership in Higher Education (NINLHE) is headquartered at the University of Northern Colorado, under the Office of the Provost.  NINLHE's Governing Council is comprised predominantly of Native higher education professionals from public and private colleges and universities.

NINLHE is an alliance of higher education professionals committed to building strong Native communities by affecting meaningful change in higher education policies and practices that support and improve the educational experiences and success of Native students.    Our Annual Institute provides culturally relevant and evidence based professional development in areas that enhance the knowledge of Native and non-Native administrators, faculty, and professional staff who work with Native student populations.   

NINLHE is a member of the National Coalition for the Advancement of Natives in Higher Education, a developing organization of Native and non-Native higher education student service practitioners and scholars who want to build a network to manage the relationship between higher education institutions and the needs of American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students.  It works to connect the strengths of member organizations to impact the overall Native student educational experience.