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Board of Regents

Board of Regents meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, beginning at 5:30pm at Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College West building:
2274 Enterprise Drive, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
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Jordan Fallis


B.A.A., Enterpreneurship, Central Michigan University, 2015

Jordan graduated from Central Michigan University with a B.A.A in Entrepreneurship in 2015; he is a true leader in our tribal community. Jordan has consciously made the choice to dedicate his life to protect the future interest of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe through promoting education, innovation, and opportunity to our community & tribal youth. Through his elite leadership skills Jordan plans to bring into fruition the importance of education in order for our tribal community to cohesively strive to lead the field and be first in all new potential markets that will benefit the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe.

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Stormie Jacobs-Wakemup

Vice Chair

M.S., Health Administration, Central Michigan University

B.S., Family Studies, Central Michigan University

A.A., Native American studies, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College

Stormie is a member of the Little River Band of Odawa Indians, her husband is an enrolled Dakota member, and a Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe descendant. Stormie received her Associate Degree in Native American Studies from Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Family Studies from Central Michigan University.She has been working for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe for many years in different positions, working with all ranges of ages. From there she moved to Minnesota for work, and recently came back to finish her Master’s Degree of Science in Health Administration. She plans on returning to work in the near future to put to use her new degree, and will be starting CMU’s Doctoral program this coming fall.Stormie looks forward to giving back, and working towards great things at Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College.

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Kasey Perez


B.A.S., Family Studies, Substance Abuse Education, 2013

Kasey Perez, a tribal member from the Hannahville Potawatomi Community, is the Academic Advisor for the Student Transition Enrichment Program (STEP) at Central Michigan University. Kasey graduated with Bachelors of Applied Arts in Family Studies, Substance Abuse Education from CMU in 2013 and is currently in CMU’s Master of Science in Administration Program. She is also the Student Transfer Organization Advisor.

Kasey along with her family are very active with keeping Anishinaabe culture and language alive by attending ceremonies, powwows, and community events. Kasey comes from a strong generational line of women who advocate and push for education within our tribal communities and plans to continue that passion and pass it onto the next generation.


Colleen M. Green, M.A.


M.A., Humanities, Central Michigan University, 2012
M.A., Educational Leadership, Central Michigan University, 2009
B.S., Social Studies-Secondary Education, Central Michigan University, 2007
A.A., Secondary Education, Mid Michigan Community College, 2005

Colleen Green, tribal citizen of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, is the Director of Native American Programs and the Student Transition Enrichment Program at Central Michigan University. She holds a teaching degree in Secondary Education and two Master of Art degrees: one in Educational Leadership and the other in Humanities. Colleen is the advisor for the North American Indigenous Student Organization at CMU and sits on various committees at CMU and within the tribal community. She resides in Remus, MI with her husband and three sons.

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Marilee Fleming


M.S., Administration, Central Michigan University, 2018
B.S., Community Development, Central Michigan University, 2015

Marilee is a member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe as well as a descendant of both Lac Courte Oreilles and Bad River Bands of Ojibwe in Northern Wisconsin. She is an alumnus of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College (AA - 2011) and Central Michigan University (MSA - 2018). She has a daughter who is currently dual enrolled at the Tribal College and as an alumna, she truly has a heart for our students. Education is her passion and she will always be a supporter of anyone continuing their education.

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Christopher Sineway


B.S., Hospitality Svcs, Admin/Gaming and Entertainment Mgmt, Central Michigan University, 2007

A.A., Business Administration, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College, 2004

Christopher Sineway is a Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College graduate, he received an AA in Business, he also received a BSBA in Hospitality Services Administration with a concentration in Gaming & Entertainment Management from Central Michigan University. He has worked for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe for the past 20 years, and during this time he has worked as a Softcount Worker, Table Games Floor person, Water Operator, Leadership Intern, Casino Administrator, Casino Analyst Manager, and Business Regulations Director. Christopher feels confident that his experience working for the diverse departments during this time, coupled with his education, will help him fulfill the duties and responsibilities of serving on the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College Board of Regents.

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Carla Sineway, M.A.

Ex-Officio Member

M.S., Education, Enrollment Management, Capella University, 2010
M.A., Professional Counseling, Central Michigan University, 1995
B.S., Sociology/Social Work, Central Michigan University, 1988

Carla has worked for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe since 1978 in the area of education and human services. Her specialty is management and guiding others to be the best that they can be. Carla graduated from Central Michigan University in 1995 with a M.A. in Counseling and in 2010 graduated from Capella University with a M.S. in Education. As president, Carla enjoys the challenge of the administration of a tribal college and interaction with the students; however, the best time in her life is time spent with family.

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