The California Tribal College (CTC) was developed with a governance structure that would ensure the development and operational control would always remain within California tribes that wish to participate.
The governance structure that has been developed and adopted, outlines the following:
- A thirteen-member interim Board of Regents has been approved which governs the CTC.
- An application was submitted and approved for a 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. This means anyone donating to the CTC may be able to claim their donation on income taxes. As a nonprofit, the CTC qualifies for additional grant funding.
- The CTC will be governed by California tribes through delegates chosen by individual tribal governments. These delegates will be members of the CTC Tribal Leadership Council.
- Every California tribe has the ability to participate in the CTC governance structure.
Board of Regents
- Leland Kinter, President – Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
- Marshall McKay, Chair – Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
- Anthony Roberts, Vice Chair – Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
- Mia Durham, Secretary – Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
- James Kinter, Treasurer – Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
- Russell “Buster” Attebery – Karuk Tribe
- Danielle Vigil-Masten – Hoopa Valley Tribe
- Mikela Jones, Regent At-Large – Redwood Valley Little River Band of Pomo Indians
- Charles Martin, Regent At-Large – Morongo Band of Mission Indians
- Tishmall Turner, Regent At-Large – Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians
- Annette Reed – Smith River Rancheria
- Steve Crum – Western Shoshone-Paiute of Duck Valley Reservation
- Thomas Lozano – Enterprise Rancheria
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation Board of Regents Members; Secretary Mia Durham; President Leland Kinter; Treasurer James Kinter; Vice Chair Anthony Roberts; and Chair Marshall McKay