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Contact Information

Maggie Lorenz
American Indian Admissions Counselor & Retention Specialist
(Turtle Mountain Ojibwe)
Founders Hall 230
Phone: 651-793-1367

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Empowering Indigenous Students

Office of American Indian Student Services

Mission

American Indian Student Services (AISS) recognizes the tremendous importance of focused recruitment and retention efforts geared towards urban and reservation American Indian students. AISS provides culturally appropriate student support services designed to enhance the academic, personal, and professional success of American Indian students attending Metropolitan State University.

Core Values

  • Academic Success
  • Cultural Competence
  • Community Connections
  • Family Involvement

Campus Resources

Voices of Indian Council for Educational Success (VOICES)

The American Indian student organization meets regularly and promotes the recognition of American Indian students on campus through cultural activities and social events designed to bring American Indian students together. Like us on Facebook.

American Indian Staff & Faculty

On campus, you will find an active American Indian community dedicated to making Metropolitan State accessible to American Indian students.

Contact Information

  • Maggie Lorenz (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe) American Indian Admissions Counselor & Retention Specialist.
  • Margaret Vaughn American Indian Studies specialist in the Department of Ethnic Studies.
  • Jill Beaulieu-Wilkie (Leech Lake Ojibwe) is an advisor in the College of Professional and Community Studies.
  • Pauline Danforth (White Earth Ojibwe) is an advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Joseph Flores (Chira caua Apache) is an advisor in the College of Professional Studies.
  • Renee Beaulieu-Banks (Leech Lake Ojibwe) is the University Ombudsperson and Student Success Specialist.
  • Charissa Blue Warfield (Upper Sioux Dakota) works in Student Affairs.

American Indian Advisory Committee (AIAC)

The AIAC serves an advisory committee to the University administration. This advisory committee provides direction and input regarding American Indian-related issues on campus.

American Indian Staff & Faculty

On campus, you will find an active American Indian community dedicated to making Metropolitan State accessible to American Indian students.

Scholarship Information



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