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Governance

Oglala Lakota College governing bodies consist of the board of trustees, the President, the Piya Wiconi Okalakiciye and the Student Government.

Oglala Lakota College Governing Bodies

Oglala Lakota College Governance consists of the Board of Trustees, Administration, The President, Piya Wiconi Okalakiciye and the Student Government.

The Board of Trustees (BOT) is the only governing body which can make policies for the College. Nine board members are elected from the District College Centers, two of these members are selected and appointed by the President and Oglala Sioux Tribe (OST) Council to represent the Tribe (OST). There is also one Student Representative from the Student Senate who sits on the Board of Trustees to represent the student body. 

Although only the Board of Trustees can make policy decisions, they have shared responsibilities with constituent organizations in their desire to assure influence and participation by students, staff, the president and local communities.

The District College Center Boards have delegated authority from the BOT as their actions pertain to the district college centers. There are nine District College Center Boards,one for each of the nine OLC locations: Eagle Nest, East Wakpamni, LaCreek, Pahin Sinte, Pass Creek, Pejuta Haka, Pine Ridge Village, White Clay, and Wounded Knee. 

The student governments are elected and represent the study body  from each district. Student input into the governance of the college flows through the District College Center Boards. Student representation is also included in the Piya Wiconi Okolakiciye.