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Carrie Billy

President & CEO of American Indian Higher Education Consortium

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Carrie Billy Biography

Carrie L. Billy was named president and CEO of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) in 2008, the collective spirit and unifying voice of our nation’s 37 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). Billy has a track record of success in both government and the nonprofit sectors, where her accomplishments include designing and implementing strategic initiatives, developing innovative policies and programs, and forging partnerships and coalitions. An enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, she has dedicated more than 30 years to ensuring that American Indian and Alaska Native students have the resources they need to stay successfully on an academic track.

As AIHEC’s top executive, Billy deeply understands and supports the organization’s mission to ensure excellence in TRIBAL higher education. Under her leadership, AIHEC secured more than $85 million in additional operating support to “forward fund” TCUs and $360 million in mandatory funding for TCU institutional development – and while state higher education budgets declined by 26 percent, federal operating funding for TCUs increased by more than 20 percent – a spread of 46 percent. Billy also led the development of AIHEC AIMS, a comprehensive data collection system for TCUs, and the Indigenous Evaluation Framework, which incorporates Indigenous epistemology and core tribal values into a framework that integrates place, community, individual gifts and sovereignty with Western evaluation practice; and she has launched new Native student engagement, student success, pre-K/12 partnership, job creation and tribally-directed research initiatives.

Billy was appointed previously by President William J. Clinton to serve as the first executive director of the White House Initiative of Tribal Colleges and Universities. In this role, Billy is recognized and celebrated as leading initiatives that resulted in historic changes to improve TCUs’ capacity and increase American Indian student success. Her emphasis on integrating TCUs into U.S. federal programs and strengthening their partnerships with the private sector resulted in the largest funding increases ever received by TCUs in annual federal appropriations; the establishment and funding of new education and infrastructure programs in several U.S. federal departments— including the National Science Foundation’s Tribal Colleges and Universities Program, which has led to more than $250 million in STEM funding at TCUs; and the creation of a public-private facilities initiative involving the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Education, and Housing and Urban Development that has transformed TCU campuses into state of the art learning centers. Billy’s tireless efforts also influenced President Clinton to become the first U.S. president to visit a TCU.

Earlier in her career, Billy served as a senior staff member to U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman, (D-NM) where she focused on Indian Affairs, health policy, judicial issues, and education. It was during this time that Billy first began working with TCUs—overseeing the development and enactment of legislation establishing a key vocational education operating program for selected tribal institutions as well as a bill to transform and secure ongoing support for the nation’s only institution of higher education (Institute of American Indian Arts) dedicated to promoting and nurturing American Indian Art. In 1994, Billy also helped to pass legislation designating TCUs as “Land-Grant Institutions,” which opened new doors of opportunity for TCUs in agriculture, land-use, and community development. Additionally, Billy’s unyielding belief in increasing educational opportunities for all underserved students also led her to spearhead the drafting and enactment of legislation that created the Hispanic-Serving Institutions designation—adding these institutions to the list of Minority-Serving Institutions that receive federally-supported opportunities and resources from the U.S. Department of Education.

Billy has undergraduate degrees from the University of Arizona and Salish Kootenai College. She also earned a Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center and practiced law in Arizona.

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President & CEO of American Indian Higher Education Consortium

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Carrie Billy Biography

Carrie L. Billy was named president and CEO of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) in 2008, the collective spirit and unifying voice of our nation’s 37 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). Billy has a track record of success in both government and the nonprofit sectors, where her accomplishments include designing and implementing strategic initiatives, developing innovative policies and programs, and forging partnerships and coalitions. An enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, she has dedicated more than 30 years to ensuring that American Indian and Alaska Native students have the resources they need to stay successfully on an academic track.

As AIHEC’s top executive, Billy deeply understands and supports the organization’s mission to ensure excellence in TRIBAL higher education. Under her leadership, AIHEC secured more than $85 million in additional operating support to “forward fund” TCUs and $360 million in mandatory funding for TCU institutional development – and while state higher education budgets declined by 26 percent, federal operating funding for TCUs increased by more than 20 percent – a spread of 46 percent. Billy also led the development of AIHEC AIMS, a comprehensive data collection system for TCUs, and the Indigenous Evaluation Framework, which incorporates Indigenous epistemology and core tribal values into a framework that integrates place, community, individual gifts and sovereignty with Western evaluation practice; and she has launched new Native student engagement, student success, pre-K/12 partnership, job creation and tribally-directed research initiatives.

Billy was appointed previously by President William J. Clinton to serve as the first executive director of the White House Initiative of Tribal Colleges and Universities. In this role, Billy is recognized and celebrated as leading initiatives that resulted in historic changes to improve TCUs’ capacity and increase American Indian student success. Her emphasis on integrating TCUs into U.S. federal programs and strengthening their partnerships with the private sector resulted in the largest funding increases ever received by TCUs in annual federal appropriations; the establishment and funding of new education and infrastructure programs in several U.S. federal departments— including the National Science Foundation’s Tribal Colleges and Universities Program, which has led to more than $250 million in STEM funding at TCUs; and the creation of a public-private facilities initiative involving the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Education, and Housing and Urban Development that has transformed TCU campuses into state of the art learning centers. Billy’s tireless efforts also influenced President Clinton to become the first U.S. president to visit a TCU.

Earlier in her career, Billy served as a senior staff member to U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman, (D-NM) where she focused on Indian Affairs, health policy, judicial issues, and education. It was during this time that Billy first began working with TCUs—overseeing the development and enactment of legislation establishing a key vocational education operating program for selected tribal institutions as well as a bill to transform and secure ongoing support for the nation’s only institution of higher education (Institute of American Indian Arts) dedicated to promoting and nurturing American Indian Art. In 1994, Billy also helped to pass legislation designating TCUs as “Land-Grant Institutions,” which opened new doors of opportunity for TCUs in agriculture, land-use, and community development. Additionally, Billy’s unyielding belief in increasing educational opportunities for all underserved students also led her to spearhead the drafting and enactment of legislation that created the Hispanic-Serving Institutions designation—adding these institutions to the list of Minority-Serving Institutions that receive federally-supported opportunities and resources from the U.S. Department of Education.

Billy has undergraduate degrees from the University of Arizona and Salish Kootenai College. She also earned a Juris Doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center and practiced law in Arizona.

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  • NATIONAL NATIVE HEALTH RESEARCH TRAINING INITIATIVE WEBINAR
    Introductions: · Carrie Billy, AIHEC Opening Prayer: · Dr. Elmer Guy Keynote Speakers: Dr. Karletta Chief, Associate...

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  • How to book Carrie Billy?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Carrie Billy for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Carrie Billy, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Carrie Billy or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Carrie Billy?

    Booking fees for Carrie Billy, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Carrie Billy, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Carrie Billy?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Carrie Billy for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Carrie Billy for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Carrie Billy or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Carrie Billy or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Carrie Billy is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Carrie Billy for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Carrie Billy generally travels from Alexandria, VA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Gyasi Ross, Billy Mills, Tantoo Cardinal, Eddy Robinson and Winona LaDuke. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Carrie Billy for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • NATIONAL NATIVE HEALTH RESEARCH TRAINING INITIATIVE WEBINAR
    Introductions: · Carrie Billy, AIHEC Opening Prayer: · Dr. Elmer Guy Keynote Speakers: Dr. Karletta Chief, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, Department of...

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