Robear Assinewe-Beaupre joins the staff of Lake Superior State University in the new role of Native American Center student support advisor. In this position, he will help provide wrap-around student support for at-risk students, working in a team approach to connect students to campus resources such as supplemental instruction, academic counseling, and tutoring.
Assinewe-Beaupre will also coordinate campus events and cultural learning opportunities at LSSU’s Native American Center. The Native American Center is a campus resource dedicated to supporting Native American students throughout their educational endeavors. The center also serves as a resource in preserving and teaching local Native American culture, history, and traditions through educational, ceremonial, and social activities for the campus and surrounding communities.
This new position highlights the university’s commitment to priorities outlined in the LSSU strategic plan, including strategies that broaden the university’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging, as well as its commitment to provide strong support services that help students complete their academic goals.
“We are honored to welcome Mr. Assinewe-Beaupre to the Lake Superior State University campus. His background and experience will be a resource for our students and an asset to our campus community,” said LSSU President Dr. Rodney S. Hanley.
Assinewe-Beaupre brings to LSSU experience in both cultural education and student support, most recently serving as the cultural coordinator for the Bay Mills Boys and Girls Club, where he helped develop and implement cultural learning experiences for Boys and Girls Club members and the surrounding community.
“With a focus on direct student support and campus outreach from the Native American Center, Mr. Assinewe-Beaupre will contribute to creating a safe and inclusive environment for our students, staff, and faculty. He is enthusiastic about the opportunity to expand programming from the Native American Center, working collaboratively with campus departments and local Tribal nations to develop and provide engaging historical and contemporary learning experiences that are unique to our region and that will have a strong impact on the education of our students,” said Dr. Lynn G. Gillette, provost and vice president of academic affairs.
Assinewe-Beaupre is from Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation, located on the north shore of Lake Huron in Ontario, and lives in Gnoozhekaaning/Bay Mills