Tribal Relations

Tribal Relations develops partnerships with tribal nations and communities locally, regionally, and globally. In keeping with the design aspirations of the New American University, ASU seeks to embrace our place, connect with tribal communities, and enable the success of each American Indian student. We reaffirm the university’s commitment to these goals and acknowledge that everyone, the entire ASU community, is responsible for their achievement.

We are committed to providing access, retaining and graduating American Indian students in a climate that is welcoming and respectful of their languages and cultures. Foundational to these goals, we commit to creating an environment of success and possibility for American Indian students at ASU. ASU is dedicated to supporting tribal nations in achieving futures of their own making.


Jacob MooreJacob Moore

Associate Vice President

Jacob Moore is responsible for the intergovernmental affairs between ASU and tribal nations and communities.

Jacob Moore also works in collaboration with the Office of American Indian Initiatives, which includes Dr. Bryan Brayboy, Special Advisor to the President on American Indian Initiatives, Annabell Bowen, Director, and Sahmie Joshevama, Coordinator. For additional information, please contact the Office of American Indian Initiatives at 480-727-0720.

Previously, Jacob was managing partner for Generation Seven Strategic Partners, LLC, and also worked as an Economic Development Analyst and Special Assistant on Congressional and Legislative for the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

Jacob previously served as a member of the Arizona State Board of Education. Mr. Moore is currently on the board of directors for the Arizona Community Foundation, the ASU Morrison Institute, WestEd, the Arizona Minority Education Policy Analysis Center (AMEPAC), and Touchstone Behavioral Health.

Mr. Moore earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and an Executive MBA from the Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey College of Business and is an enrolled member of the Tohono O’odham Nation.


Contact Jacob Moore

 Fulton Center 300 E University Dr, Suite 345 Tempe, AZ 85281



Meet the Tribal Relations Team

Jacob Moore

Associate Vice President, Tribal Relations

Karen Gray

Executive Assistant