October 20, 2021—One of the nation's longest-running scholarship non-profit organizations, American Indian Services, is pleased to announce it has selected Chauma Kee-Jansen as its new Executive Director.
Meet Chauma Kee-Jansen
Chauma is Navajo and an enrolled member of the Assiniboine-Sioux Tribe of Fort Peck Montana. She was raised in Kamas, Utah, located at the base of the Uintah Mountain Range. As an AIS alumni scholarship recipient herself, she was able to receive her Associates of Science from Utah Valley University; a Bachelors of Science in Sociology and a Masters of Public Administration from Brigham Young University. Chauma and her husband, Dustin Jansen the Utah Division Director of Indian Affairs, just celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary; they have four children and reside in Mapleton, Utah.
With a passion for working with Native American communities and people, it has led her to be an advocate for Native American issues within her community and her children's education. She has served on parent committee boards within the school district her children attend and most notably was the former Human Resource Manager for the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake.
“I'm excited to take on the challenge of being American Indian Services Executive Director and look forward to moving the mission of the organization forward and help fulfill the vision this organization was created for. ”
As Executive Director, Chauma will work closely with the staff and board to ensure the success of the new trade school program and continued expansion of AIS PREP. The AIS team is confident that her education and experience will lead us into a bright future. Please join us in welcoming Chauma to the AIS team!