Maggie George

Director, Tribal Workforce Development


Dr. Maggie George has a Ph.D. in Higher Education Policy and Leadership from the University of Kansas, a Master’s in Guidance and Counseling and a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from New Mexico Highlands University. She owns and operates Indigenous Research Associates, an educational consulting firm. She serves as a leadership coach for Achieving the Dream.

She served as President of Diné College located on the Navajo Nation from 2011-2016. Dr. George served as the Executive Director for the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities in Washington, DC. Prior to that she was Deputy Director of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She served as the Director of the American Indian Program at New Mexico State University, and Director of Educational Equity and Access at the New Mexico Higher Education Department. She was Dean and Academic Vice-President at Diné College, in Tsaile, Arizona, and Dean of the School of Education at Haskell Indian Nations University, in Lawrence, Kansas. She has also been a faculty member at Haskell, and teacher and counselor at K-12 schools in the Bureau of Indian Affairs system, in New Mexico. She was a consultant-evaluator with the Higher Learning Commission from 2003-2009. In that capacity, she participated on accreditation teams to a number of tribal colleges. She served as an adjunct faculty member at the American Indian Languages Development Institute at the University of Arizona.