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.
Latest news from the President
SHIPROCK, N.M. — Two pieces of state legislation aimed at kick starting a college and career readiness program, and which would provide high-speed Internet services at the John Pinto Library at Diné College’s Shiprock campus, recently cleared the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. Learn More
TSAILE, Ariz. — Resources that serve domestic violence or sexual assault victims can sometimes be scarce, especially in rural areas. But the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is helping to bridge that gap as it relates to Diné College. Learn More
TSAILE, Ariz. —Diné College graduates a large number of students with associate degrees, according to a survey done by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics and published in the Dec. 12, 2019, edition of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a national magazine. Learn More
Diné College 2020 Census Matters
Diné College maintains a key partnership with the Navajo Nation and aims to ensure our students, faculty and staff are knowledgeable about the importance of the Census 2020 and their participation. Download the college’s engagement plan here: Census 2020_DC Engagement Plan
To ensure ownership and broad campus participation, we have created outreach materials for on-campus, off-campus and online distribution. Download the most recent flier here: Census 2020_Flyer
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.