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Board of Regents

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.
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Adam J. Begaye

Acting Chair
Navajo Nation
New Mexico


Esther Peterson
Navajo Nation


Dr. Sherry Allison
Board Member
SIPI President Emeritus


Dr. John Bush
Board Member
Inter-Tribal Council
of Arizona (South)


Dr. Curtis Chavez
Board Member
Southern Pueblos Council


Dr. Damon Clarke
Board Member
Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona (North)


Darrell Flyingman
Board Member
Oklahoma Tribes


Olowan Gordon
Board Member
SIPI Student Government Association


Owen Little
Board Member
Mescalero Apache Tribe


Francis Tafoya
Board Member
Eight Northern Pueblos


Jicarilla Apache Nation



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William Lohr
Director of Development
SIPI Board of Regents
(505) 922-6512