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Sheldon Jackson trustees hold meeting, await visit

SITKA, ALASKA The Sheldon Jackson Board of Trustees hosted a public meeting on Wednesday as they continue to struggle to develop a plan for the future of the former college. The board is reaching out to the city of Sitka, state government and even a small, private university in Iowa. KCAW’s Emily Schwing reports.

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