Governing Council Vice-President
Clarence Hogue, Jr., a Navajo/Diné from Fruitland, New Mexico, currently resides and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico but also still maintains a family farm in Lower Fruitland, NM. Clarence received his Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from Brigham Young University. Clarence has extensive work experience in various fields ranging from human services, Tribal community development, non-profit led community building, youth program development, health equity research, to supporting educational programming in urban and rural public school systems. He has worked with American Indian communities in the various western states of the U.S., including New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and North Dakota to support youth programs that promote educational growth of Native American children. He has also consulted with various organizations, i.e. schools, non-profits, community groups to provides project coordination and training services. Clarence speaks fluent Navajo and has a strong interest in working with grassroots community initiatives and is committed to the positive development and growth of Native youth everywhere.