Diane Humetewa named Indian affairs advisor at Arizona State
Arizona State University
March 25, 2011
Arizona State University has named Diane Humetewa as special advisor to the President for American Indian Affairs.
Humetewa, a former United States Attorney for the District of Arizona, takes over the duties previously handled by Peterson Zah, who left the university last year to return to work for the Navajo Nation, where he served as the first president of the tribe. She practices in the tribal affairs and natural resources areas with the law firm of Squire, Sanders and Dempsey (US) LLP.
“ASU is committed to working with Arizona’s tribes to bring more Native American students to the university. Diane Humetewa will provide advice and counsel to ASU on its efforts to design and implement programs and initiatives to better serve Native American students and to partner with Arizona’s Indian tribal governments ,” said ASU President Michael M. Crow.
Humetewa will serve as chairperson of the ASU Tribal Liaison Advisory Committee and will be a member of the Provost’s Native American Advisory Council. She’ll continue the university’s work to promote higher education opportunities among Arizona’s tribes.
“I am looking forward to working with Diane to improve the retention and success of Native American students at the university,” said Elizabeth D. Capaldi, ASU Executive Vice President and Provost.