St. John ND
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
Doctorate of Educational Leadership
As the AISES Chapter Adviser for Turtle Mountain Community College, I and my students are involved in fund raising for many local benefits including; local charities; helping with medical expenses for community members; local powwow fund raising; etc. I and my wife are also members of the St. John Public School Parent Boosters committee were we help raise monies for student summer activities and camps as well as scholarships for graduating seniors. In my spare time I like to help other organizations around the Turtle Mt. Chippewa reservation organize and instruct our tribal youth in traditional arts, language, and cultural activities.
My name is Daniel Henry, Niibiiwa Ozawaska Gizii Cumig (On Green Ground Standing). I am an enrolled member of the Makinoc Wajiw Anishinabe (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa) and Makwa Doodem (Bear Clan). I am married to a beautiful and supportive lady, Corrilyn Henry, and together we have raised four wonderful children, Brooklynn (19), Cody (17), Torance (14) and Connor (11). Currently I am the Math, Science & Engineering Department Chair at Turtle Mountain Community College where I also teach developmental math and science courses. Educationally I have a B.S in Secondary Education which I received at Turtle Mountain Community College, a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University, and I am ABD for my Doctorate of Educational Leadership at Concordia University where I am scheduled to graduate in May of 2018. My passion is in education, particularly STEM, and I am actively involved in recruiting and developing students to become STEM majors or professionals. At this time I am researching and writing my dissertation on the positive influences Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU’s) have had in recruiting, retaining and successful completion of American Indian students in STEM programs of study. My long term goal is to become an administrator at a TCU, a Dean, Vice-President, perhaps a President.