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Cultural Education Panel I

Robert Boyd (Moderator) is currently Vice President for Student and Outreach Services at UND, where he has played a highly visible leadership role at the University of North Dakota for more than three decades. He received a J.D. degree from University of Florida and a bachelor’s degree in American Literature from George Washington University. Prior to his appointment as Vice President in 1998, Bob served 19 years as UND’s Dean of Continuing Education. Bob Boyd has built his career as UND as a strong and effective advocate for students and a visionary leader. He is a native of Rock Lake, ND. 

Cynthia Lindquist became President of Cankdeska Cikana Community College, serving the Spirit Lake Dakota community and her home reservation, in October 2003. She earned a bachelor's degree in Indian Studies and English at UND in 1981 and a master's degree in public administration (Indian health systems emphasis) at the University of South Dakota in 1988. As a Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow, Cynthia earned a Ph.D. in educational leadership at UND in 2006. She is an adjunct faculty member at UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences.  

Darci L. Asche is a community liaison for New American Services, the Refugee Resettlement Program of Lutheran Social Services of N.D. She is a board member of Luminata, the Refugee and Immigrant Women's Network, and Immigrant Development Center. She is also a past President of the Board of Abriendo Fronteras- Opening Borders. Darci was born and grew up in North Dakota. 

Vincent Bulus  is a priest with the Roman Catholic diocese of Kafachan in Nigeria and is currently working on his doctorate in educational leadership at UND. He has been active in the community of Grand Forks and honored at the 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Awards for his contribution to the spiritual life of the Grand Forks Community. He has studied in Africa, Europe, and the United States. After receiving his doctoral degree, Vincent plans to go home to Nigeria where he hopes to build a school for women and children.