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KSUT Board of Directors welcomes new members

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The KSUT Board of Directors recently welcomed two new board members, Trennie Collins of Ignacio, CO; and Mike May of Durango.

Trennie Collins is a member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and a part of the LGBTQ+ Community. She's the Public Relations Coordinator for the biweekly publication The Southern Ute Drum, and a member of NAJA, the Native American Journalist's Association.

Collins is the co-founder of Southwest Rainbow Youth, an LGBTQ+ youth group in Ignacio, which places emphasis on education, awareness and support for the youth in the local LGBTQ+ community. She also recently co-founded Ignacio Out & Equal Alliance, for overall community and whole family support. As an Indigenous woman, Collins engages in social justice movements in the hopes to bring BIPOC voices to the forefront of communities to directly impact Native Country. She has been instrumental in food support systems creation, culturally specific elder care and advocates for her community with a larger mutual aid network.

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Mike May of Durango has been appointed to the KSUT Board of Directors.

Originally from Chicago, Mike May is VP and Director of Rail Events Productions, responsible for the artistic and creative elements for both new event development and adapting and reinventing events across North America and the UK. May began his career in technical theatre and broadcasting. In 2005 he made a career change, moving to Durango to work for the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, followed by 4 years with Amtrak as a Locomotive engineer before returning to Colorado to work for Rail Events Productions.

Having been a listener of Chicago’s WBEZ for many years, Mike was excited to learn about and become a listener of KSUT. After listening for many years he's thrilled to join the board and have the opportunity to help lead the station as it continues to grow and serve its communities.

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For more information visit KSUT Board of Directors.

 

 

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