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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)

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

  • JAMES McKENZIE, Treasurer (Navajo)

  • Dine College Student in Navajo Studies & Culture, Tsaile, AZ
    Former Regional Coordinator, Futures for Children Foundation, Albuquerque, NM
    Graduate Horizons Alumnus

  • 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, Tucson, AZ

  • 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 CH Board Member

Jan Brooks

Simon Charitable Foundation, Santa Fe, NM
Former CH Board Member

Jackson Brossy (Navajo)

MPP Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA and former Legislative Assistant, National Congress of the American Indian, Washington, DC
College & Graduate Horizons alumnus

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

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

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