President's Office
(505) 792-2976

Leia Madalena
Administrative Assistant
(505) 792-2976

Office of the President


Message from Dr. Sherry Allison, President of SIPI

Ya’ at’eeh (Greetings)!

I am pleased that you have made the choice to enroll as a student at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI), or are contemplating becoming one. We are a proud National Indian Community College where student success is our first commitment. We will strive to provide you with a learning environment that is challenging, yet supportive of your personal interests and needs. We want you to succeed while you are here, and equally important, we want to help prepare you for life and work beyond SIPI.

As the president of SIPI, I have enjoyed working alongside our students, faculty, staff and members of our Board of Regents to make SIPI the best it can be. Although we have made tremendous strides, there is still much to do. SIPI is a very special place-we are a small college but offer plenty of opportunities. During the time that I have been at SIPI, I have seen many accomplishments of our students, faculty and staff; I therefore encourage any American Indian/Alaskan Native student to seriously consider SIPI to further your educational goals. We are a proud tribal college founded on the principles of respect for our American Indian and Alaskan Native culture and traditions, dedication to the attainment of individual academic achievement and the respect for, and responsibility to the diversity of all people.

We are extremely proud of the services and curriculum we provide to our students; however, above of all—we are particularly proud of our students. Many of our graduates have successfully transferred to four year colleges; and, many have moved on to great careers in science, technology, engineering, teaching, early childhood, natural resources, culinary arts, vision care and many more occupations. We are committed to continue our history of being of service to Indian people and nations.

As stated in our mission: “An enduring commitment to student success is the hallmark of SIPI’s operation.”; with this commitment, SIPI plans on being a vital partner in the growth, prosperity and good health of our Indian Nations; please join us!

Ahe’hee doo Nizhonigo Naninaa’ doo’ (Thank you and may you walk in beauty).

Our Mission

The mission of the President’s Office for Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) is to provide leadership and communication to the SIPI Community and its stakeholders to promote cultural legacy, collegiality, partnerships, and academic excellence to advance SIPI as a preeminent higher learning institution. The mission of the Office of the President is consistent with the College’s commitment to our overall vision, mission, goals, and value statements to make student success the hallmark of SIPI’s operations. The President’s Office is dedicated to the achievement of learner success, lifelong learning, shared governance, and continuous improvement. We affirm our unwavering dedication to this mission, our tribal nations, state, country, and the global community.

Our Values

Honesty, Integrity, Trust, Transparency, Respect

Our Purpose

To provide leadership, guidance, information and access to educational opportunity for all with respect, innovation and integrity.