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Kaila Harjo, M.S., is a 2004 graduate of Bacone College, wife to Dustin, and mother to Kaylee, Yonsi, Prince Elias, and Osanv. “I am a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma and of the Raccoon Clan.  I have over 13 years of experience in education and I am a huge supporter of American Indian education. I currently serve as the Vice President of Student Affairs at Bacone College and have carried the titles of American Indian Recruiter and Director of Admission/Recruitment while at Bacone College. It has been an honor to come back and work for the institution that opened the door and paved the way for me in higher education. I have had the opportunity to promote and bring awareness to many students throughout Oklahoma, as well as working with numerous respective tribes throughout our great state of Oklahoma.”

Education: Associates of Liberal Arts, Bacone College; Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Northeastern State University, Master of Science, Higher Education Leadership, Northeastern State University

William D. Lowe, MBA  attended the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Boarding School and graduated high school in Eufaula, Oklahoma. Afterward, he served in the United States Marine Corps from September 1993 to May 2002. He has more than 20 years of experience in governance, management, tribal business development, and negotiating government and tribal contracts. He’s had the opportunity to work and partner with several tribal governments across the state. “The experiences I endured while working with tribal entities have taught me the importance of being a sovereign nation and advocating for all our citizens,” Lowe says. “I currently serve as the Human Resources Director of Bacone College and serve on the boards of the National Center for the American Indian Enterprise Development, American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma, Five Civilized Tribes Museum, Okmulgee Lions Club Second Vice President, and the Okmulgee County YMCA.”

Education: Associates in Business Administration, Bacone College; Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Bacone College; Master’s in Business Administration, Grand Canyon University; Certified Travel Industry Specialist; Certified Fundraising Manager and Certified Life Coach.

Johnnie Lee Diacon: “I am an enrolled member of the Mvskoke (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, the Raprakko Etvlwa (Thlopthlocco Tribal Town), and I am Ecovlke (Deer Clan). I was born in Okemah, Oklahoma to Margaret Harjochee (Creek) and Cecil Iron (Osage) on January 8, 1963. I now reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma and I am married to Nikki Stephens Diacon. I am the father of five children; Mika, Chrissa (deceased), Melissa, Annabelle (deceased), and Emerson. I have two grandchildren; Mai-Lin and Makoto.

I received my post-high school education in art at Bacone College in Muskogee, Oklahoma, where I studied the Traditional, Flat, or Bacone School style of Indian painting under master artist Ruthe Blalock Jones (Delaware/Shawnee/Peoria). Usually my traditional works are spiritual and ceremonial depictions which are done in the Bacone School, or Flat style of Indian Art. These works are most often done in tempera and gouache on illustration board or watercolor paper, but in recent years some of this style of work has been rendered in acrylic on stretched canvas. I also studied mural painting at Bacone College where I have a mural hanging in Samuel Richards Hall.”