THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES KATHERINE L. ARCHULETA AS MEMBER, BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE CULTURE AND ARTS DEVELOPMENT
The President today announced his intent to nominate Katherine L. Archuleta to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development.
Katherine L. Archuleta, of Denver, Colorado and Corrales, New Mexico, is founder and principal at the Center for Regional and Neighborhood Action, an organization offering strategic planning and facilitation of regional growth management. Previously, from May 1996 to January 1997, she served as Deputy Chief of Staff and then as Chief of Staff to Secretary Federico Pena at the United States Department of Transportation. From September 1991 to January 1993, Ms. Archuleta was Director of Special Initiatives at the Hunt Alternatives Fund, where she focused on issues confronting women and children. During that time, she also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver. From 1983 to 1991, Ms. Archuleta was the Administrative Cabinet Officer and Deputy Chief of Staff to then-Mayor of Denver, Federico Pena. In addition, Ms. Archuleta has served in various capacities on a number of civic boards and committees: she was a member of the Board of Directors of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, a member of the Board of Directors and President of the Children's Museum of Colorado, Co-Founder of the Women's Foundation of Colorado, Co-Convener of the Denver Initiative on Children and Families and Chair of the Policy Board for the Persistent Poverty Project. Ms. Arculeta received a B.A. from Metropolitan State College and a Master's degree in education from the University of Northern Colorado.
The Board of Trustees of the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development is responsible for the direction and control of the Institute of American Indian Arts. The mission of the Institute is to promote the preservation and development of American Indian and Alaska Native arts and culture through education and outreach programs for students, tribal communities and the public. The Institute is the only educational institution in the world devoted solely to the study and practice of the artistic and cultural traditions of all American Indians.