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BOARD OF DIRECTORS



CURTIS L. ESQUIBEL, President

Assistant Director of Outreach, Denver Scholarship Foundation, Denver, CO

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

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

APRYL JOE, Secretary (Navajo)

Student, Diné College, Navajo Studies & Culture, Tsaile, AZ
Former Regional Coordinator, Futures for Children Foundation, Albuquerque, NM
Alumna, Graduate Horizons

JAMES McKENZIE, Treasurer (Navajo)


JEREMY ALIASON, Officer (Seminole/Creek)

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

KAREN FRANCIS-BEGAYE, 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 Horizons, Inc., Bernalillo, NM

JOSH LUCIO, Officer (Zuni Pueblo)

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



ADVISORY COUNCIL



Shelley M.H. Arakawa, J.D.

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

Jan Brooks

Research Consultant & Advisor, Simon Charitable Foundation, Santa Fe, NM;
Former Board Member, College Horizons

Jackson Brossy (Diné)

MPP Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA;
Former Legislative Assistant, National Congress of the American Indian, Washington, DC;
Alumnus, College Horizons and Graduate Horizons

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;
Parent of Graduate Horizons Alumni

Alvin Garcia (Santo Domingo Pueblo)

Student, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA; 
Alumnus, College Horizons and Graduate Horizons

Dwight A. Gourneau (Turtle Mountain Chippewa)

Former Chair of the Board of Trustees, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, Rochester, MN;
Grandparent of Graduate Horizons Alumnae

Norbert Hill (Oneida)

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

Whitney Laughlin, Ed.D.

Founder, College Horizons;
Former Board Member, College Horizons

Jay Rosner, J.D.

Executive Director, The Princeton Review Foundation

David Schindel

College Counselor, Sandia Preparatory Academy, Albuquerque, NM;
Former Board Member, College Horizons

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

Director of Undergraduate Admissions, California Institute of Technology;
Former Board Member, College Horizons

Sweeney Windchief, Ed.D.

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