Tribal Newspaper Highlights UW-Madison Students’ Visit to College of Menominee Nation

August 30, 2022

A story in the Menominee Nation News highlighted a recent visit by 14 UW-Madison students to the Kenesha campus of the College of Menominee Nation to learn about tribal colleges and universities.


The students were part of Professor Clifton F. Conrad’s Minority-Serving Institutions of Higher Education summer school. During the two-day visit, they participated in a question-and-answer session with CMN staff, students and alumni and toured the CMN campus. The next day, the students were able to visit the Menominee reservation on which the campus is located.

Conrad is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in the School of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. His Minority-Serving Institutions of Higher Education course examines the origins, contemporary landscape, structures, and stakeholders of minority-serving institutions—historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Institutions (HSIs) and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU). )—including related challenges and opportunities for research and practice.

The College of Menominee Nation (CMN) is a Land Grant Tribal College, licensed by the Menominee people. The Kenesha campus is CMN’s main campus and offers a variety of bachelor’s, associate’s, and technical degree programs.

Robert M. Larson