WESTERN’S CHEROKEE CENTER DIRECTOR TO SERVE
ON STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON INDIAN EDUCATION
CULLOWHEE – Roseanna Sneed Belt, director of Western Carolina University’s Cherokee Center, was named to the North Carolina State Advisory Council on Indian Education at the council’s September meeting.
Belt will serve a two-year term representing Western North Carolina on the council.
Formed in 1998 by the State Board of Education, the 15-member advisory council serves as a mechanism for deliberating on and advocating for Indian students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
The council is made up of representatives from tribes throughout North Carolina. Belt is the council’s only representative from Western North Carolina.
Belt earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in counseling and consulting psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She also holds certification in school counseling from Western.
“I am very honored to have this opportunity,” said Belt. “I’ve already learned so much and I’m glad to have current information from Raleigh that I can share with Western North Carolina.”
Belt has been director of Western’s Cherokee Center since June 2002.