Student Life

Welcome to the Institute of American Indian Arts!

I am very pleased you have chosen the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) to purse your higher education. As our community returns to campus during the pandemic, we want to ensure your safety and provide you with outstanding student services. IAIA has recently combined the Student Success Center, Admissions and Recruitment, and Student Life into one department—Student Services. Our goal is to provide our students with a holistic approach for an exceptional student experience.

Safety

We are committed to your safety. You can reach our 24-hour Security at (505) 702-4274, or call 911. IAIA currently uses RAVE Emergency Alert to notify the community of weather-related or emergency situations.

IAIA is a diverse community dedicated to creating and providing an environment for learning, living, and working that’s free from discrimination, harassment, including sexual violence, misconduct, and retaliation. IAIA responds promptly and effectively to all reports and will take appropriate action to prevent, correct, and when necessary, discipline behavior that violates policy. Students can report safety issues to [email protected] or make an Anonymous Safety Report on our website. Also, if you believe you have been a victim of or are aware of sexual violence or misconduct, please contact IAIA Title IX Coordinator Laurie Logan Brayshaw at (505) 424-2305 or [email protected]

Student Success

The Student Success Center (SSC) is a place where students can rest, study, and seek assistance from the staff. The SSC includes a comfortable living room with couches and chairs, a kitchen, and a large dining table where students can share a meal or study. It also houses the Learning Lab (Tutoring Center) which offers professional tutoring at no cost to the students. We provide our students a safe and supportive learning environment and offer the following: Tutoring, Mentoring, ADA Accommodations, Financial Aid Services, Student Account Services, Scholarship Services, Emergency Aid Program, Financial Literacy Program, Internship Opportunities, Job Search, Work-Study, Early Alert Services, Veteran Enrollment Services, Community Food/Clothing Pantry and the “15 to Finish Program.” We also sponsor the Alpha Chi National Honor Society chapter and host a weekly Talking Circle with dinner where the community comes together to share thoughts and feelings about their week in a safe, healing, and confidential environment.

Student Experience

We invite you to participate in the Associated Student Government (ASG), the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) annual conference and student competition, creating new student clubs, and joining in with the weekly student activities. We have a wide range of fun activities planned for you throughout the semester

I am committed to your success at the Institute of American Indian Arts, and I am a dedicated resource for you. Please contact my office to set up an appointment, send me an email, or give me a phone call.

Sincerely,

Nena Martinez Anaya, MAEd
Dean of Students
P (505) 424-2331
E [email protected]

Nena Martinez Anaya

Nena Martinez Anaya

Dean of Students
P (505) 424-2331
E na[email protected]

Madge Duus, MA, LMHC

Madge Duus, MA, LMHC

(Navajo/Danish)

Mental Health Counselor
Specializing in Art Therapy
Student Life
P (505) 424-2336
E [email protected]

Chelsea Napper

Chelsea Napper

(They, Them, Theirs)
Residential Operations and Conferences Coordinator
Student Life
P (505) 424-5808
E [email protected]

Mila Anguluan, PhD, LMHC

Mila Anguluan, PhD, LMHC

(Itawes, Ilocano, Filipino, American)

Mental Health Counselor
Student Life
P (505) 424-2385
E [email protected]

Giorgio Fulgenzi

Giorgio Fulgenzi

Housing Area Coordinator
Student Life
P (505) 428-5808
E [email protected]

Leslie Romero

Leslie Romero

(Cochiti Pueblo/Hidatsa)

Associate Dean
Student Life
P (505) 424-2380
E [email protected]

Eliza Combs, MA, LPCC, ATR

Eliza Combs, MA, LPCC, ATR

Mental Health Counselor & Registered Art Therapist
Student Life
P (505) 424-5758
E [email protected]

Dane Koponen

Dane Koponen

(Gwich’in)

Housing Area Coordinator
Student Life
P (505) 428-5808
E [email protected]

About

The IAIA campus is an architecturally significant, contemporary facility in a breathtaking physical environment. IAIA is easily accessible at the southern end of Santa Fe, one of the most art-conscious cities and important art markets in the world. Santa Fe is home to numerous art galleries and art museums including our own. Art is all around you.

Attending IAIA is a rewarding academic and education experience, but it’s more. It’s a life experience that will forever change yours. You’ll be part of a community of talented students, faculty, staff and physical facilities dedicated to stretching your talents and increasing your skills. Part of a community who shares your cultural values and experiences. Who believe in the path of creativity. Are you ready?

At IAIA, art is not the only thing you’ll learn, but the business of art as well. You’ll learn entrepreneurship. How to achieve a career that is satisfying both artistically and economically. The practical and real world side of art as a career path, and much more. They are the skills you need to succeed as an artist and in life.

Our beautiful 140 acre campus is easily accessible. It’s part of Santa Fe, a city known for generations as a mecca for art and artists. Our diverse and stimulating student body, our many extracurricular activities, our student and civic clubs, even our holistic and gourmet on-campus cafeteria make being part of IAIA stimulating and enriching, and just as important, fun.

At IAIA, we believe in involvement while you’re here and after you graduate. Our alumni, many with well-known names in the art world, continue to stay involved with IAIA, bringing with them the opportunities for real world guidance, insight and interaction.

Closed Monday, Jan. 17 in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr., Day