"Serving the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute with pride and dignity."
-Home of the Eagles!
SIPI is advised by an eleven member Board of Regents (BOR) who represents and are appointed by the following tribal entities: Jicarilla Apache Tribe, Mescalero Apache Tribe, Navajo Nation (New Mexico & Arizona), Eight Northern Pueblos, Ten Southern Pueblos, Southern Ute Tribe, Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, Joint Oklahoma Tribes, Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association, and the SIPI Student Senate. The BOR works with the administration in determining goals and activities for long-range development. In 1974, the BOR incorporated in the State of New Mexico and the following year received IRS determination as a Non-Profit Organization under Section 501(c)(3).
The Board of Regents has an office in the Occupational Technologies Building at SIPI. This office houses a Program Assistant and the Coordinators of several grant programs that support the mission of SIPI.
Current BOR Members
Eight Northern Pueblos
Jicarilla Apache Nation
Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona
A. Gay Kingman
Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association
Dr. Kathryn Manuelito
Navajo Nation-New Mexico
Ten Southern Pueblos
Mescalero Apache Tribes
Student Senate President
Southern Ute Indian Tribe
Dr. Sherry Allison
SIPI BOR Staff
The Board of Regents has an office in the Occupational Technologies Building at SIPI. BOR staff include:
Vonne Strobbe, Financial Education Project Coordinator, Vonne.Strobbe@BIE.EDU, (505) 346-7709
Nancy Garcia, FEEP Coordinator, Nancy.Garcia@BIE.EDU, (505) 922-4090