Letter from the President
Dr. Verna Fowler, President
I give you greetings from the College of Menominee Nation.
Enjoy your visit to the College’s web site. While you are here, discover how the defining difference for our College is its overarching commitment to sustainable development.
“Sustainability” is a popular term today, with many organizations speaking of "green" studies and sustainability programs. We celebrate the attention being given this critically important topic, but for CMN, the idea of sustainable development is deeper and more broadly focused than in many other institutions. For our College and the Menominee People who chartered CMN, sustainable development has roots in the moral code, governance structure, and sustainable forestry practices that evolved within the tribe over many centuries.
Since its beginning in 1993, the College of Menominee Nation has built its curriculum around these concepts and values. At the core are respect for the land, water, and air; partnership with other creatures of earth; and a way of living and working that achieves a balance between use and replenishment of all resources.
The commitment extends beyond the natural world to all human endeavors - science, technology, business, human services, health, education, and the arts and humanities. You will find this commitment demonstrated across the CMN curriculum and providing the nucleus of many of the College’s programs.
As a center of learning, CMN provides academic degree programs and courses leading to technical/trades diplomas and certificates. The accredited and licensed programs described on this website meet the same standards held by major universities, and CMN students know that almost all credits earned here will transfer when they are ready to pursue higher learning elsewhere. For students earning CMN technical/trades credentials, there are often opportunities for advance standing with employers and labor associations.
As you browse our web pages, be sure to follow the link below to information about CMN's Sustainable Development Institute. These and other pages on our website will introduce you to our programs and the people who make them happen. They will illustrate why scholars from other colleges and universities and visitors from across the world are eager to visit the College of Menominee Nation.
Enjoy your visit to the College of Menominee Nation website and know that you will be welcome when you make a personal visit to our campuses in Keshena and Green Bay.
S. Verna Fowler, Ph.D.
President, College of Menominee Nation
CMN's Sustainable Development Institute
Interesting facts about our College
- The College's flagship campus in Keshena, Wisconsin, provides a welcoming small-school environment, a green rural setting on the verge of the extensive Menominee forest. Our second campus in the city of Green Bay enjoys access to Wisconsin's third largest metropolitan area. Whether rural or urban, the goal of being a supportive, community-oriented environment for students is the same.
- The College is proud to serve American Indian students from the Menominee, Oneida, Chippewa, Ho-Chunk, Navajo, Potawatomie, Mohegan, and dozens of other tribes. CMN welcomes non-Indian students and celebrates a diverse student population at both campuses.
- 90 percent of those serving on the faculty of the College of Menominee Nation hold the Ph.D., J.D., Master’s, or other high degree in their fields of study; among all instructors, 75 percent have completed graduate studies.