Monte Randall

2021-22 Aspen New Presidents Fellow
Dr. Monte Randall is Muscogee (Creek) from the Talladega Tribal Town and Deer Clan. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the Oklahoma Army National Guard. Monte is a graduate of Haskell Indian Nations University, the University of Oklahoma, and Oral Roberts University, where he received a Educational Leadership. He lives in Glenpool, OK, with his wife Lauren and three children.

Randall's research interest focuses on Native American culture, problem-solving abilities, and leadership. His dissertation correlated the impacts of historical trauma of Native American students with maladaptive social and emotional behaviors. Randall is the fifth president at the College of the Muscogee Nation (CMN). He served as the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Secretary of Education. He has worked extensively at CMN as the dean of academic affairs, dean of student affairs, tribal services instructor, and research specialist. Randall developed the federal financial aid policies, Office of student affairs, and academic assessment plan. This work facilitated the college's initial accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission.

He was an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow, Rutgers University Aspiring Leader, and contributor to the Tribal College Journal. He volunteers as a community leader with Glenpool Public Schools, Okmulgee Chamber of Commerce, and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Randall regularly presents topics relating to Native American education, culture, and leadership within the community.