The SIPI Board of Regents serves as the official representative group for the college and has significant roles in both advisory and policy making for the college. Working closely with the SIPI President, the Board strives to develop a working relationship to enable shared governance with administration, faculty, staff, and students. This eleven-member board are representatives appointed by their respective tribal entities and includes the Student Government Association President, as well as SIPI's President Emeritus. 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 SIPI Administration Building (Building 106). This office houses various grant programs that support the mission of SIPI.
Adam J. Begaye
Navajo Nation (New Mexico)
Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona (North)
Navajo Nation (Arizona)
Dr. John Bush
Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona (South)
Mescalero Apache Tribe
President, SIPI Student Government Assoc.
Eight Northern Pueblos
Southern Pueblos Council
SIPI President Emeritus
*Board members are tribally appointed and represent the primary tribes served by SIPI.