Gwen Shunatona, MA (Prairie Band Potawatomi / Pawnee / Otoe-Missouria)
Ms. Shunatona received her B.A. in social science from Sacred Heart College (now Newman University in Wichita, Kansas) and her M.A. in Educational Administration from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where she was a member of the teaching team in American Indian Studies.
Ms. Shunatona has held numerous administrative positions for a variety of organizations, which include, among others, the following: Director of Planning and Coordination of the Lifelong Learning Center at the Institute of American Indian Art, a national tribal college; President of ORBIS Associates in Washington, DC where she directed an evaluation of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Tribal College and University Program; Vice President of the Native American Research Institute, also in DC where she directed training to TCUs, public and tribal schools, and tribes; Division Director of Research, Evaluation, and Demonstration for DHHS's ANA program in DC; Branch Chief of the ED's Office of Indian Education in DC; and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs/Director of the American Indian Program at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California . Ms. Shunatona has also held positions with Wichita State University, Department of the Interior/Bureau of Indian Affairs at Chilocco, OK and the Renwick Unified School District in Andale, Kansas.
She has served on the PNC Board of Trustees since its inception in 2005 and served as PNC Interim President in 2013.