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6037 Robinson Hall, Room 206
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603-646-2110
Fax: 603-646-9168
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Kianna M. Burke

Interim Director of the Native American Program

Kianna collaborates with campus partners, community members and alumni to facilitate and implement programs and events aimed at providing academic, social and cultural support for Native[1] student development, engagement, and success. She facilitates the day to day operations and implementation of the NAP and regularly represents the NAP in campus working groups, during conferences and when working with tribes local and beyond.  

She organizes and implements a year round calendar of events to enhance the academic, social and cultural life of students and other members of the Dartmouth Community. The program includes, but is not limited to, Pre-orientation, Powwow, Indigenous People’s Week, All Ivy Native Conferences and The Native Student Graduation and Blanketing ceremony.  She regularly provides individual and group conflict resolution by facilitating mediations, discussion groups and talking circles using the tools of restorative justice and motivational interviewing. 

In addition to student support, Kianna continuously works with faculty, administration and alumni to advocate for Dartmouth’s recognition of its original charter.  The most recent public reflection of this advocacy can be witnessed during the Dartmouth’s Commencement ceremonies with the inclusion of the Eagle Staff and the annual address regarding the historical tie between Dartmouth and the Native community. 

[1] Native includes: Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Canadian First Peoples and Global Indigenous Identities


Jeremy A. Guardiola

Interim Director of Student Success and Advising

Jeremy supports members of the Native student community in realizing their academic and personal potential at Dartmouth. As an adviser, he works with students to develop their educational goals and cultivate skills to successfully navigate the institution from the NAP’s pre-Orientation program to graduation. He tracks students’ progress through the undergraduate curriculum and seeks to promote reflection along the way. During difficult personal situations and emergencies, he serves as an advocate for students’ needs. His role also includes developing sustainable partnerships with other offices to implement programming that maximizes students’ knowledge of and ability to engage with campus resources. Together, Jeremy and Kianna Burke supervise the NAP’s peer advisers and student interns.



Last Updated: 2/21/17