Contact:
Francis Tafoya
Chairman
(505) 922-6512

Board of Regents


"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

Francis Tafoya
Chairman
Eight Northern Pueblos

Darrell Flyingman
Vice Chairman
Oklahoma Tribes

Haeyalyn Muniz
Secretary-Treasurer
Jicarilla Apache Nation

Larry Schurz
Member
Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona

A. Gay Kingman
Member
Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association

Dr. Kathryn Manuelito
Member
Navajo Nation-New Mexico

Esther Peterson
Member
Navajo Nation-Arizona

Roger Fragua
Member
Ten Southern Pueblos

Ben Martinez
Member
Mescalero Apache Tribes

Leslie Tsosie
Member
Student Senate President

Vacant
Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Dr. Sherry Allison
Ex-Officio Member
SIPI President



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