Office of the President
Yá’át’ééh – Welcome
We have grown from a two-year college into a four-year college. The challenge for us today is to build new programs, expand the college and plan for the future. Education has always been the foundation for new innovation, and that is where Diné College wants to be situated. Our strategic goals align with Diné values and we rely upon a firm, solid foundation that was set in stone over 50 years ago to guide this college.
Diné College is a testament to our Navajo heritage, beliefs and what makes our college the beacon of continual growth, humble existence, and endless hope. Let’s work together to lead Diné College into a new era of higher education excellence. Ahxe’hee’.
Dr. Charles M. Roessel, Ed.D.
Diné College in the News
TSAILE, Ariz.— Diné college will offer 358 courses this fall with all but 10 courses to be offered online, and staff are getting ready for the return of students by instituting campus-wide safety measures, a $6.4 million technology upgrade, developing a laptop loaner program, and other student success measures. Learn More
INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY – There are some notable “firsts” on the list of newly elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The organization is the nation’s oldest honor society, founded in 1780 by John Adams, John Hancock and other scholars. This year’s firsts includes eight Indigenous scholars, a record number. Learn More
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Diné College 2020 Census Matters
It is important for all Native Americans to participate in the 2020 Census. Don’t miss your chance to be counted. Your participation could help where billions in funding go each year for public services and representation our government.
The Navajo (Diné) language is the most spoken indigenous language in America. We would like to encourage our students to utilize the language skills they’ve picked up here at Diné College to complete the 2020 Census. Visit the Census 2020 website to see how the United States Census supports 59 languages, including Navajo!
Mission and Goals for the Nation's College
Advance the institution’s Diné identity by incorporating Diné teachings into academic and student support programs.
Promote student success by increasing cross-institutional dialogues and expanding student opportunities for leadership development.
Strengthen financial health and self-reliance by increasing funding sources that support institutional growth, and by optimizing current financial systems.
Promote effective institutional transformation by demonstrating transparency and integrity in planning initiatives and professional development.
Cultivate Diné Nation building by creating congruent educational programs to meet the needs and aspirations of the Navajo Nation.
Enhance the internal technology infrastructure of the College and improve information technology to enhance student learning experiences.