Charles Geboe, dean of instruction at Haskell Indian Junior College, will transfer to a new job in Washington, D.C., a Bureau of Indian Affairs official said.
Carl Shaw, a BIA spokesman in Washington, confirmed that Geboe will begin work in the BIA's elementary and secondary education division in about a month.
In his new position, Geboe will counsel people with alcohol- and drug-related problems. The BIA is the federal agency responsible for Haskell.
Bob Martin, appointed Haskell president last year, declined to discuss Geboe's departure. Geboe was in Denver for training and unavailable for comment.
Geboe, a Yankton Sioux, came to Haskell in 1983 to serve as the school's vice president under former Haskell President Gerald Gipp. He came from Brigham City, Utah, where he had been an administrator of a BIA high school. Before that he was the administrator at Sinte Gleska Community College on the Rosebud reservation in South Dakota.