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Board of Regents

 

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 and Arizona), Eight Northern Pueblos, Ten Southern Pueblos, Southern Ute Tribe, Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, Oklahoma Tribes, Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association, and the SIPI Student Senate. The BOR works with the SIPI 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 SIPI Administration Building (Building 106). This office houses a Program Assistant and staff of various grant programs that support the mission of SIPI.

 

Current Regents:  

Haeyalyn Muniz, Chair

Jicarilla Apache Nation

 

Darrell Flyingman, Vice Chair

Oklahoma Tribes

 

Dr. John Bush, Board Member

Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona

 

Roger Fragua, Board Member

Southern Governors Council 

 

Esther Peterson, Board Member

Navajo Nation-Arizona

 

Francis Tafoya, Board Member

Eight Northern Pueblos

 

Bernalyn Via, Board Member

Mescalero Apache Tribe

 

Alyson Weston, Board Member

SIPI Student Government Association

 

Vacant  

Navajo Nation-New Mexico

 

Vacant

Southern Ute Indian Tribe

 

Vacant

Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Association

 

Dr. Sherry Allison, Ex-Officio Member
SIPI President

 

SIPI BOR Staff

Maria “Teresa” Gachupin, Program Support

Gachupin@bie.edu (505) 922-6512

 

Dr. Nader Vadiee, Principal Investigator, VIP ROSE STEM Program

vadiee@gmail.com (505) 280-3664

 

Jackie Martin, Program Support, NASA

jacqueline.marting@bie.edu, (505) 918-1333