Board of Regents

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.


Jordan Fallis

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



Carmen Otto

B.A., Business Administration, University of New Mexico, 2016
A.A., ACAD Drafting Technologies, University of New Mexico, 2015
A.A.S., Drafting Technologies, Technical-Vocational Institute, New Mexico, 1991

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.


Marilee Fleming

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

An Anishinabe poet and novelist, Gordon Henry, Jr. is an enrolled member of the White Earth Chippewa Tribe of Minnesota. His poetry has been published in anthologies such as Songs From This Earth On Turtle's Back: Contemporary American Indian Poetry (1983) and Returning the Gift: Poetry and Prose from the First Native American Writers(1994). His novel The Light People (1994) was awarded The American Book Award in 1995. He has also co-authored the textbook The Ojibway (2004), to which he contributed a number of essays on Native American culture.

General Member

Dr. Gordon Henry

Ph.D., English/Creative Writing, University of North Dakota, 1993
M.A., English/Creative Writing, Michigan State University, 1983
B.S., Business Management, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 1980

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.

General Member

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

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.

Ex-Officio Member

Carla Sineway, M.A.

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

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