Native Initiatives Manager
Darryl Monteau, EdD is the SACNAS Native Initiatives Manager. She is an enrolled member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma and also Apache and Comanche descent. Monteau has a Bachelor’s degree in American Indian Studies from Haskell Indian Nations University and Master’s and doctorate (EdD) degrees in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas (KU). Monteau has worked in higher education for most of her professional career at colleges/universities (public and tribal colleges) in many areas that include academic affairs, student services, nonprofit organizations, and grant-funded initiatives. Prior to coming to SACNAS she worked for the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AiHEC) as a program coordinator for the Aseto’ne Network Project (NIH program) which was aimed at engaging tribal college students in biomedical and health research. She enjoys working with students, especially students of color, in navigating college and sharing information and opportunities to enhance their academic experience. Monteau is proud to be a part of SACNAS and appreciates the vision of the organization, “achieving true diversity in STEM”.