The college had its origins in 1986, when the North Slope Borough created the North Slope Higher Education Center, changing its name in 1991 to Arctic Sivunmun Ilisagvik College. In 1995 the school was able to move to the site previously used by the United States Naval Arctic Research Laboratory and the Borough passed an ordinance incorporating Ilisagvik College as a public and independent non-profit corporation. Ilisagvik College was the lead institution in the 1997 creation of the Consortium for Alaska Native Higher Education (CANHE).
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AWARDS NEARLY $53 MILLION IN GRANTS TO IMPROVE COLLEGE PROGRAMS FOR AMERICAN INDIAN STUDENTS.
Sep 30, 2010; WASHINGTON -- The following information was released by the U.S. Department of Education: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan...