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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

 

Esther Peterson, Secretary

Navajo Nation-Arizona

 

Dr. John Bush, Board Member

Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona - South

 

Francis Tafoya, Board Member

Eight Northern Pueblos

 

Bobbie Thomas, Board Member

SIPI Student Government Association

 

Bernalyn “Gina” Via, Board Member

Mescalero Apache Tribe

  

Vacant

Southern Governors Council 

 

Vacant  

Navajo Nation-New Mexico

 

Vacant

Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona - North

 

Vacant

Northern Plains Tribes

 

Dr. Sherry Allison, Ex-Officio Member
SIPI President

 

SIPI BOR Staff

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