Director of American Indian Initiatives
The office of the Director of American Indian Initiatives is charged with providing leadership to all government to government relationships with the various American Indian tribes in the region, as well as enhancing both nationally and internationally indigenous initiatives that promote intercultural understanding.
The Director of American Indian Initiatives reports to the Director of Intercultural Student Services and serves as a member of the executive leadership team within the Division of Student Affairs.
In so doing, the Director collaborates with academic and administrative units to develop and implement policies that ensure the success of American Indian students attending Oregon State University, as well as developing relationships and creating networks with Tribal organizations.
In addition to administrative duties, the Director is expected to maintain professional vitality, be active in service to American Indian communities, and exhibit a high level of collaboration and engagement throughout Oregon State University.
Dr. Allison Davis-White Eyes
Allison Davis-White Eyes currently serves as the Director of American Indian Initiatives at Oregon State University. In addition, she serves as adjunct faculty in the department of Ethnic Studies having taught classes in American Indian literature, Native American history and policy, and gender issues in Indian Country. Currently, Allison is a PhD student in Education, researching the discursive formations of post-ethnic identity(ies) in a transnational world, and holds both a B.A. and M.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.