Dine College

News Release

March 30, 2016


Diné College Hosts San Carlos Apache Visitors


Visitors from the San Carlos Apache Tribe were on campus on Thursday, March 24 and Friday, March 25. 

The visitors were comprised of representatives from the newly created San Carlos Apache College (SCAC), which is the beginning stages of development. The group was on campus to learn more about and understand the structure of tribal colleges, specifically, Diné College.

Dean of Faculty, Dr. Lisa Eutsey organized the visit and stated that the delegation was, "excited to learn more about our college as the very first TCU."  

Dr. ahumada speaking about the college

Flora Talas (right), Founding Board Member, and Nolita Noline (left), Board Member - Board of Regents


While on campus the group met with key administrators to get an overview of Diné College's organizational structure. They toured the Tsaile campus and met informally with students.  They also had a number of informational sessions where discussions and presentations surrounded issues such as, the importance of language and culture; institutional grants and sponsored projects; institutional planning, reporting, and research; residential life; and advising and student support services. The group also had a chance to share their culture and goals for the new College.



Dr. Wilson Aronlith, Jr. giving a lunch presentation


Their visit coincided with the regular Board of Regents meeting. The San Carlos Apache Tribe has appointed a Board of Regents who have been delegated with the task of building the foundation of the College. An important part of their visit was meeting with DC College administrators, and observing the DC Board of Regents at work.

Visiting delegation members included:


Dr. Maria Hesse, Vice Provost for Academic Partnerships, Arizona State University