Salish Kootenai College's New Leader Puts Tribal Roots to Good Use

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Salish Kootenai College

Robert DePoe III

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Salish Kootenai College

Robert DePoe III

Robert DePoe III speaks of growing up on the Flathead Indian Reservation, in western Montana, as a cherished memory, and says the wooded area of almost 2,000 square miles looks even better to him now that he has returned to lead its tribal college.

Mr. DePoe has become president of Salish Kootenai College at a time of both growth and challenge, but at 38 years of age, he has the energy to take on the task, as he demonstrates by readily joining students in pickup basketball