Osage Nation Congressman Archie Mason is now serving on the Board of Trustees for Bacone College in Muskogee, Okla.
Mason, a retired longtime Tulsa education professional, said he will serve a three-year term on the Christian college trustees board and that he will “support a strong and relevant curriculum.”
“I will share my experience in educational areas, contribute my areas of strength in higher education, encourage more Native enrollment and Christian awareness, acknowledge Native beliefs, languages, ceremonies, histories, and technologies of the times,” Mason said.
A retired professional with 34 years in public education, Mason has served on the ON Congress since winning election after the 2006 Osage government launched. He was re-elected in 2012 and 2016 and has served on the ON Congressional Education Committee during his legislative tenure.
According to the institution’s website, Bacone College is Oklahoma’s oldest higher education school that opened in 1880. The school is named after Professor Almon C. Bacone who focused on educating the area’s Native Americans. The school continues to be a faith-based institution open to all people and its mission statement today calls for “meeting the needs of American Indians in a multicultural setting.”
Original Publish Date: 2017-08-01 00:00:00