BIE Director Announces Haskell Indian Nations University President

May 19, 2020

On Friday, May 15th, Director of the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Tony L. Dearman announced the selection of Dr. Ronald J. Graham as the new president at Haskell Indian Nations University (Haskell).

“We are pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Graham as Haskell President,” said Director Dearman. “Dr. Graham comes with tremendous skills and abilities not only in educational programs, but also in focusing on diversity and inclusion in education. Dr. Graham is passionate about soliciting and using input from stakeholders and fostering a team environment to create success. His leadership style will provide the platform necessary for Haskell’s current dedicated staff to be part of team decisions that will move Haskell forward.”

Dr. Graham received his Doctor of Education in Organization and Leadership/International Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco, CA. He most recently served as the Dean of Instruction in Health Sciences, Public Safety and Industrial Technology at Victor Valley College located in Victorville, CA. Dr. Graham enters with a wealth of knowledge and experience that will serve the Haskell community well.

“Having worked in the education field for almost 25 years in major universities and community colleges, I was ecstatic about the Haskell Indian Nations University president position,” remarked Dr. Graham. “To work with a university, such as this flagship institution, that educates tribal youth and future tribal leadership is extremely exciting. In the past, I have worked on five-year strategic plans, marketing ideas, improving student retention and growth, as well as enhancing university IT software and much more. I plan to use this experience to drive projects to improve the student and staff experience at Haskell. This will be a total university team effort to move Haskell forward into the next phase of the college’s already phenomenal legacy.”


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