About Diné College

General Information

Mission Statement

  • Rooted in Diné language and culture, our mission is to advance quality post-secondary student learning and development to ensure the well-being of the Diné People.

Vision Statement

  • Our vision is to improve continuously our programs and services to make Diné College the exemplary higher education institution for the Diné People.

Strategies to Implement the Mission

  • Two-year transfer programs
  • Diné Studies and Language
  • Developmental Studies
  • Research projects and consultant services
  • On-site outreach programs
  • Articulation with other institutions
  • Center for Diné Teacher Education

Academic Assessment

Diné College has a comprehensive academic assessment program to measure student learning. Its purpose is to specify measurable student learning outcomes in accordance with the college mission, assess student learning in terms of the outcomes, and use the results to improve academic programs. Students are required to participate in assessment activities periodically during their studies at Diné College. Data are collected when students enter the College, and additional data may be gathered each semester and prior to graduation. Assessment activities may include surveys, essays, tests, and portfolios. Student responses are confidential and anonymous and do not effect grades in any way.

Drug-Free Policy - Zero Tolerance

A drug-free school policy has been adopted by the College and the Navajo Nation in compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (P.L. 101-226). The College is committed to preventing the abuse of alcohol and the illegal use of drugs and alcohol by students and employees. Smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco are also prohibited in College buildings and vehicles.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Diné College is committed to the policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination in employment and education regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability. The College complies with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1975, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 as amended, and the Navajo Preference in Employment Act.


Social Security or CX numbers are used for students' identification and records only. The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 protect the privacy of such information. The College provides access to specified official records related to the student and an opportunity to change such records if they are inaccurate while providing for the challenge of actual grades received. Only the Registrar’s Office and other authorized personnel have access to student files. To insure that their rights are upheld, students are required to file requests for non-disclosure on an annual basis if withholding of directory information is desired. Such requests will be honored for one academic year.



Dr. Charles "Monty" Roessel
(928) 724-6670


Dr. Geraldine Garrity
(928) 724-6814

Vice President of Finance and Administration

Bo Lewis
(928) 724-6677

Vice President of Student Success

Glennita Haskey
(928) 724-6860

Vice President of External Affairs

Marie Etsitty Nez
(928) 724-6985

Construction Projects Director

Delbert Paquin
(505) 368-3538