Arizona Tri-Universities for Indian Education (ATUIE)

Arizona Tri-Universities for Indian Education (ATUIE)


In the fall of 1999, the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation appeared before the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) and announced its second $1.0 million gift to be shared equally among Arizona's three state universities. To ensure that American Indian students receive the support at each university, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation asked the presidents of Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona to designate a spokesperson on American Indian programs.  The university designees were charged to meet regularly to discuss challenges and opportunities in promoting student success.  With the encouragement by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, the Arizona Tri‐Universities for Indian Education (ATUIE) was officially formed on November 17, 2000.


To lead the nation in American Indian student recruitment, persistence and graduation; advocate and support American Indian leadership at the highest levels within the state universitiescolleges and tribal governments; and support integration of both academics and culture for the total well‐being of our students.

  • Ann Marie Chischilly, Esq. Vice President for Native American Initiatives;
  • Levi Esquerra, Senior Vice President for Native American Advancement and Tribal Engagement, University of Arizona;
  • Jacob Moore, Vice President and Special Advisor, Tribal Relations, Arizona State University;

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