Whiteman Named VP of Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College


Alden A. Whiteman is the new vice president for development and planning at the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

The announcement was made by the Board of Regents of the CATC. Whiteman will report to the SWOSU Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, who serves as a liaison between SWOSU and the tribes.

Whiteman pursued his undergraduate work at the University of Montana, University of New Mexico and SWOSU, and completed his bachelor’s degree at American University, District of Columbia. He earned a Master of Arts degree in leadership and liberal studies from Duquesne University School of Leadership and Professional Advancement in Pittsburgh (PA). He will complete a Master of Science degree in resource management (natural and cultural resources) at Central Washington University in Ellensburg (WA) this summer.

He has a dozen years of professional experience managing discretionary grant projects, umbrella cooperative agreements and contracts for the federal government. He has been employed in the Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Native Americans, the Indian Health Service, and Office of Minority Health; Public Health Service; and Corporation for National & Community Service. He also has served as the Tribal Compliance Officer for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes and as the Gaming Compliance Officer with the Tribes’ Lucky Star Casino.

Whiteman brings a depth of federal government experience in grant administration, coordination, negotiation, monitoring and review to the new position in the CATC. As an enrolled tribal member and a Bow String Society clan member, he also brings to the position an understanding of tribal traditions and a vision for the future of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College