American Indian Graduate Center welcomes new Chief Operating Officer


Tim Harjo joins the executive team at The Center for Native Scholarships

Albuquerque, New Mexico – March 20, 2020 – American Indian Graduate Center is pleased to announce Tim Harjo (Fort Sill Apache Tribe) was selected as the new Chief Operating Officer. 

“We are elated to welcome Tim to our team,” said Angelique Albert (Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes), American Indian Graduate Center Executive Director. “We are excited to add his voice to our leadership. With an impressive career dedicated to impacting Tribal communities, I am confident that Tim’s experience will align perfectly with our mission and vision to empower Native students in the United States. ” 

“Joining American Indian Graduate Center is an incredible opportunity. I’m very excited to be working for an organization that has had such an immense impact on Native education both nationally and my personal educational journey,” said Harjo, who is also an American Indian Graduate Center Alumnus.

“American Indian Graduate Center empowered me to achieve my educational and professional goals. I’m grateful for the chance to offer the same opportunity to countless other Native students.” 

Albert noted that beyond Harjo’s professional experience, his passion and commitment to Tribal education marked him as the perfect fit for American Indian Graduate Center. 

Most recently, Harjo led the Small Business Development Center at Central New Mexico Community College. He has also served as chairman of Prairie Band LLC, an economic development company, and as president and co-founder of Indigenous Media Group, an Indigenous-owned media distribution company that launched a video streaming service in 2015. Not to mention, he has been practicing law for over 15 years representing numerous Tribes, Tribal organizations and individual clients. Harjo also holds a Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University, a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University and a Master in Business Administration from California State University.

For more information, visit AIGCS.org

About American Indian Graduate Center
American Indian Graduate Center is a national private 501(c)(3) non-profit providing scholarships to American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate, graduate and professional students throughout the United States. American Indian Graduate Center and American Indian Graduate Center Scholars are the largest scholarship providers to Native students in the United States. They award on average $15 million in scholarships annually and have awarded more than $200 million in scholarships since inception. They are proud to empower Native students from over 500 Tribes in all 50 states through educational funding and academic support services.
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