Board of Trustees
In 1986 the United States of America Congress established the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development (IAIA), making IAIA one of only three Congressionally chartered colleges. Board trustees are appointed by the President of the United States. The President of IAIA is a board member ex-officio, as is the president of the IAIA Associated Student Government. IAIA is under the direction and control of the board of trustees, which has ultimate authority to make and approve policy, appoint the President of the IAIA, and make rules and procedures as it deems necessary.