Northwest Indian College has chosen Greg Masten, a member of the Yurok Tribe, as the new director of the college’s development office.
Masten was selected for the job this past summer.
In his new position, Masten will work directly with the NWIC Foundation to implement various fundraising strategies and activities.
He will manage the investment portfolio with the Foundation, provide support to donors of scholarships and endowments, plan and coordinate various fundraising activities and events (such as NWIC’s Big Drive for Education Golf Scramble and TL’aneq’) and provide support to the president’s office for NWIC’s $44 million capital campaign, which has led to significant campus growth and improvements to the college’s infrastructure since it began in 2005.
“I am very excited to be a part of the Northwest Indian College Foundation team,” Masten said, in a press release. “I accepted this position because I believe very strongly in tribal sovereignty and empowering tribal nations and their members through education. This perfectly matches the mission of Northwest Indian College.”
Masten has worked with tribes across the nation on education initiatives affecting policy, program development, student success and securing resources to support their efforts of nation building.
Before joining NWIC, he worked for the Hoopa Valley Tribe for seven years. For five of those years, Masten was the tribe’s education director.
Masten has also served as the president of the Tribal Education Department’s National Assembly for the past year.