Lonewolf Named Assistant Dean of CA Tribal College at SWOSU

Ted Lonewolf

Ted Lonewolf, Jr., is the new assistant dean for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College on the campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

The college was established in late August of this year.

Lonewolf, a full-blood Kiowa, was born southeast of Carnegie. Lonewolf completed both bachelor’s (sociology) and master’s (education) degrees at Emporia State University in Kansas. He holds doctorates from Arizona State University and the University of Oklahoma.

Lonewolf began his educational career, compliments of the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Relocation Program, in Oakland, Calif., at Brookfield Elementary School. The relocation program was designed to move Indian people from reservations and communities to urban areas where better paying jobs and a better way of life could be found.

His family moved back to Carnegie during his fifth grade year. He attended various schools including Carnegie, Elgin and Sedan schools before graduating from Ft. Cobb High School. His father was a minister and the family moved when the father was assigned other churches with the Indian Methodist Church.

He and his wife, Catherine (Castillo), have three daughters: Grace, Long Beach, Calif.; Hazel, Oklahoma City; and Thea, Norman.

Lonewolf will work with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College, which is in the beginning stages. The college is building from the current American Indian Studies and other programs currently being offered by SWOSU.

The CATC is a two-year college that is in the process of applying for membership to the American Indian Higher Education Consortium.