Teresa Dorsett – Commissioner

Teresa Dorsett


Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes

Dorestt is a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.  She currently resides in El Reno, Oklahoma, and serves as the Chief of Staff for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.    

Ms. Dorsett has a Bachelors in Social Work from East Central University and two Masters of Education from the University of Oklahoma.   Ms. Dorsett has worked for her Tribe for more than 25 years serving in various capacities, including Executive Director of Administration, Executive Director of Education, Indian Child Welfare and Substance Abuse Coordinators, and Lt. Governor.  

She has also worked for UNITY, United National Indian Tribal Youth, and SIPI, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute out of Albuquerque, New Mexico.   Teresa served two terms as the President of the Oklahoma Council for Indian Education. 

People of the Sacred Land

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