American Indian Programs and Services (AIPS) is one of four Multicultural Programs & Services (MCPS) offices that support a variety of students at the University of Oklahoma. With guidance from MCPS, we strive to strengthen the OU experience through our pillars of Community, Leadership, and Advocacy.
AIPS is dedicated to creating a community that supports the retention and graduation of students identifying with Indigenous identities. Through personal, professional, and educational opportunities, we guide and support Indigenous students to achieve their educational and personal goals.
Our office hosts many annual programs that celebrate and honor our culture while enriching the OU community. Additionally, we directly advise the American Indian Student Association, a premier student organization supporting the development of Native American students. We encourage you to also check out the many other cultural organizations on campus!
Meet Our Team
Ryan Lee serves as the Coordinator for American Indian Programs and Services. In his role, he serves as the primary advisor for the American Indian Student Association.
Ryan is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation. He is a graduate of Diné College, the first tribally controlled and accredited collegiate institution in the United States, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration.
His experience in Student Affairs began as a Residential Advisor with Residence Life at Diné College and continued during his service as a Recruiter where he was able to utilize his marketing skills and heart for his community to increase student enrollment. Ryan is passionate about forming relationships with campus and community partners, striving to enrich support and service for students.