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Division of Student Services » Division of Student Services

Division of Student Services


The Student Services Division ensures quality support services to enhance student success. By coordinating, communicating and implementing key programs, activities, and services, the Division promotes student engagement to assist students in achieving their educational goals.


Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute’s vision is to solidify its position as a preeminent higher learning institution by the year 2020. In support of this vision, Student Services will provide exemplary services and programs and consistently be a top Tribal College in the Nation with the most engaged, satisfied and successful student body.


Dr. Cecelia Cometsevah-Director of SIPI Student Services                     922-4093

Ms. Leia Madalena, Student Services Program Assistant                       345-7715

SIPI Financial Aid/Admissions

Mr. Joseph Carpio, Director               346-2324

Melly Mitchell, Financial Aid              346-2344

Gloria Mariano, Financial Aid            346-2361

Monica Harlan, Admissions               346-2374

Janet Sandia, Admissions                346-2338

Academic Support Services

Lamarita Vicenti, First Year Counselor    922-6516

Joanne Willie, Coaching (Tutoring)          922-6542

Charley Baca, Substance Use                 346-2371

Venus Etcitty, First Nations Counselor     346-2327

Sherri Willie                                              503-0716

Student Rigths & Activities

Shawn Frank, Specialist/Coord.       346-2342

Student Government Office              346-2337

Project Success & External Resources

Jolene Aguilar, Coordinator                     346-2360

Jessica Coriz, Secretary 

SIPI Housing & Recreation Program

Four Winds Lodge

Bertha Curley, Acting H & R Director      346-2356

Irene Shaw, College Resid. Assist.         346-2356

Roxanna Vallo, College Resid.Assist.     346-2356


Student Resident Assistant

Laura Garcia

Myocia Spencer

Golden Eagle Lodge

Joseph Abeita, College Resid.  Assist.     346-2355

Leo Livingston, College Resid. Assist.     346-2355

David Mike, College Resid.  Assist.          346-2355

Terry Tharnish, College Resid. Assist.     346-2355

Student Resident Assistant

Brandon Bennett

Martinez Wagner