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College Provides Faculty Housing

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Quality education begins with a qualified faculty.

But a housing shortage near Fort Berthold Community College made it difficult to fully-staff the facility.

A $1.3 million dollar faculty housing project is opening doors for the future of the campus.

Dr. Twyla Baker-Demaray says the four-plex is only the beginning.

She says the college is taking on a 'landlord' role and looking into housing agreements so that faculty can move into existing buildings.

After that, she says the college may look into housing for students.

(Twyla Baker-Demaray, FBCC VP Student Services) "First we have to get some of the faculty squared away. Now that we have that done, now we can start moving into a plan to implement student housing which could be coming in the next few years."

A ribbon cutting was held for the four-plex today.

The two bedroom units were funded by a grant through Housing and Urban Development and the Tribal Business Council.

(Twyla Baker-Demaray, FBCC VP Student Services) "In terms of empowerment of our own tribal nation, I see this as the stepping off point. We're moving forward. We're adapting to the times, as we always have."

Current enrollment at Fort Berthold Community College is just over 250 students.

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