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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • PETER J. ARANDA, President (Otomi/Cherokee)

  • Executive Director & CEO, The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, St. Louis, MO

  • JOSH LUCIO, Vice President (Zuni Pueblo)

  • Education Coordinator, Zuni Education & Career Development Center, Zuni, NM

  • APRYL JOE, Officer (Navajo)

  • Academic Advisor and Transfer Specialist, Diné College, Tsaile, AZ
    Former Regional Coordinator, Futures for Children Foundation, Albuquerque, NM
    Graduate Horizons Alumna

  • JAMES McKENZIE, Officer (Navajo)

  • Interim Director of Diné Policy Institute, Tsaile, AZ
    Former Regional Coordinator, Futures for Children Foundation, Albuquerque, NM
    Graduate Horizons Alumna

  • JEREMY ALIASON, Treasurer (Seminole/Creek)

  • Recruiter & Consultant, Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR
    Administrator, National Native American Bar Association, Oklahoma City, OK

  • JON BIERMAN, Officer

  • Attorney, Polsinelli Shughart PC, St. Louis, MO

  • DeANGELA BURNS WALLACE, Secretary

  • Assistant Vice Provost, Director of Access Initiatives; Division of Enrollment Management, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

  • KAREN FRANCIS-BEGAY, Officer (Navajo)

  • Special Advisor to the President on Native American Affairs, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

  • CARMEN D. LOPEZ, Ed.M., Officer (Navajo)

  • Executive Director, College & Graduate Horizons, Albuquerque, NM


ADVISORY COUNCIL

Shelley M.H. Arakawa, J.D.

Chief Educational Manager, The College Board, Palo Alto, CA
Former CH Board Member

Jan Brooks

Former CEO, New Mexico Association of Grantmakers;
Consultant to organized philanthropy and Former CH Board Member

Joan Currier

Chief Financial Officer, American Indian Graduate Center/AIGC Scholars, Albuquerque, NM

Nedra Darling (Prairie Band Potawatomi)

Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary, Washington, DC
Alumni parent

Curtis Escuibel

Director of College Access Services, Denver Scholarship Foundation, Denver, CO

Alvin Garcia (Santo Domingo Pueblo)

Student, Harvard Medical School,
Cambridge, MA
College & Graduate Horizons alumnus

Dwight A. Gourneau (Turtle Mountain Chippewa)

Past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian,
Rochester, MN
Alumnae grandparent

 

Norbert Hill (Oneida)

Vice President, College of Menominee Nation, Green Bay, WI

Dawson Kaaua (Native Hawaiian)

MBA Candidate, The Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania & 2012 Graduate Horizons Faculty Member

Whitney Laughlin, Ed.D.

Founder of College Horizons, Victoria, BC
Former CH Board Member

Jay Rosner, JD

The Princeton Review Foundation

David Schindel

College Counselor, Sandia Preparatory Academy, Albuquerque, NM
Former CH Board Member

Jarrid James Whitney, Ed.M. (Six Nations Cayuga) - Vice-President

Director of Undergraduate Admissions, California Institute of Technology
Former CH Board Member

Sweeney Windchief, Ed.D.

Assistant Dean for Diversity – Graduate School, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT