Currently in talks with Arizona State University about future of post-secondary education opportunities; MOU close to signing
The Yavapai-Apache Nation in the Verde Valley has begun exploratory discussions with Arizona State University, which may lead to the creation of a two-year Community College in the Valley. Although in the preliminary stages, the Tribal Chair, Jane Russell-Winiecki, confirmed that talks about the future relationship were underway.
It is anticipated that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be executed shortly between ASU and the Nation. The MOU will include an assessment of the post-secondary educational needs of the Nation. ASU is clearly interested in developing long-term relationship with the Nation.