Inaugural Tribal Government Finance and Accounting Program at Oklahoma State University


Inaugural Tribal Government Finance and Accounting Program at Oklahoma State University

November 29, 2018

This week NAFOA partnered with Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) Spears School of Business for its inaugural financial management course held in Stillwater, OK. The Introductory Tribal Finance and Accounting Program credential at OSU is the hallmark of a highly knowledgeable and committed tribal government staff member, earned through finance education with Oklahoma Indian law in mind.

“Congratulations to the inaugural OSU Introduction to Tribal Finance and Accounting class! The program serves to elevate compliance in grant management at a tribe, enhance individual knowledge of the laws unique to Oklahoma and how that impacts tribal finance, and designate those who have acquired and demonstrated knowledge essential to the practice of tribal financial management,” said Dante Desiderio, executive director of NAFOA.

As part of course content development, NAFOA contributed interactive case studies that enhance the in-person experience. We believe having a strong curriculum that advances the operational strength of Indian Country also enhances the Oklahoma economy.

Certificate Graduates:

  • Susan Blair, Citizen Potawatomi Nation
  • Rachel Crawford, Wichita and Affiliated Tribe
  • Mary Chisholm, Citizen Potawatomi Nation
  • Deborah Dotson, Delaware Nation
  • Atheda Fletcher, Absentee Shawnee Tribe
  • Loretta Keener, Cherokee Nation
  • Sondra Lytle, Osage Nation
  • Kristen Mankiller, Cherokee Nation
  • Jason Murdock, Absentee Shawnee Tribe
  • Angela Palmer, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • Carrie Rogers, Osage Nation
  • Meghan Snead, Osage Nation
  • Amber Spence, Choctaw Nation
  • Lancer Stephens, Wichita and Affiliated Tribe
  • Dustin Stubblefield, Bank2
  • Vanessa Vance, Wichita and Affiliated Tribe
  • Julie Wall, Chickasaw Nation
  • Matthew Watkins, Delaware Nation
  • Mike Wood, Chickasaw Nation
  • April Welch, Muscogee Creek Nation