Twyla Baker-Demaray is a citizen the Hidatsa, Mandan, and Arikara Nation of Fort Berthold, North Dakota. In 2014 she was named the President of Fort Behold Community College.
The Tribal College Journal lists many of her achievements in their announcement here:
Dr. Baker-Demaray is an enrolled citizen of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation. She is an alumnus of FBCC, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental geology and technology, a Master of Science degree in education, and a Ph.D. in teaching and learning research methodology. Prior to her appointment as president of FBCC, Dr. Baker-Demaray served as director of the National Resource Center on Native American Aging at the University of North Dakota before taking a position as vice president of student services at FBCC.
From student to president, Baker-Demaray completed the circle when the late Alyce Spotted Bear, former vice president of Indian studies at FBCC, recently contacted her. Spotted Bear asked if Baker-Demaray would be interested in returning to the college to serve as the dean of students. Citing her response as “one of the best decisions I’ve ever made,” Baker-Demaray returned home to the Fort Berthold reservation.
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