The Senate on Wednesday voted to substantiate Shelly C. Lowe because the twelfth chair of the Nationwide Endowment for the Humanities.
She issued an announcement: “Having grown up in a small rural Navajo neighborhood in Northeast Arizona, I’ve personally seen how the humanities might help maintain and strengthen people, communities, and establishments, but I’m alert to the truth that entry to humanities assets stays inconsistently distributed throughout our nation. I look ahead to working with NEH workers and the community of state and jurisdictional humanities councils to increase alternatives for all People to take part in and profit from humanities-centered analysis, schooling, and public packages.”
Lowe grew up on the Navajo reservation in Ganado, Ariz. From 2015 to 2021, she served as a member of the Nationwide Council on the Humanities, the 26-member advisory physique to NEH, an appointment she obtained from President Obama. Lowe’s profession in increased schooling has included roles as government director of the Harvard College Native American Program, assistant dean at Yale College and director of the Native American Cultural Heart at Yale. Prior to those positions, she spent six years because the graduate schooling program facilitator for the American Indian research packages on the College of Arizona.