Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) President and CEO Gloria O’Neill was awarded the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Alumni Humanitarian Award for her contributions to the community. O’Neill graduated from UAA in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a minor in business administration.
“I am deeply honored to receive the Alumni Humanitarian Award. As an alumnus, it remains critically important for me to stay connected to my UAA family. The university is a focal point for our community and for our state; a place where our thought leaders come together with vibrant new ideas and develop solutions to advance our state. I am committed to ensuring a strong, vital UAA system that nurtures today’s youth and cultivates tomorrow’s leaders,” said O’Neill.
Since O’Neill took the helm of CITC in 1998, CITC’s budget has grown from $8 million to $46 million. CITC provides social, educational and employment services to more than 12,000 Alaska Native and Native Americans each year.
O’Neill is currently a board member for the Anchorage Museum, Cook Inlet Housing Authority, Chanlyut, Inc., the Alaska Federation of Natives, the National CASA Association, the National Tribal/Interior Budget Council of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, a member of the Race and Ethnicity Advisory Committee of the U.S. Census Bureau, a fellow of the Annie E. Casey Foundation Children and Family Fellowship Program and a member of the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee. Learn more about CITC at www.citci.org.