Haskell Indian Nations University announced late Thursday that Linda Sue Warner will become its next president.
Warner will leave the Tennessee Board of Regents, where she served as the associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, and assume her role as Haskell president on April 2.
Warner, a member of the Comanche Nation, has roots in Lawrence; she was a staff member at Haskell and a faculty member at Kansas University.
Warner was chosen by Thomas Dowd, director of the Bureau of Indian Education in Washington, D.C.
"Dr. Warner worked as a classroom teacher and school administrator gaining insights into the challenges and opportunities within the Bureau school system," Dowd said in a statement. "I am especially impressed with her national and international experience in higher education, as well as her work to establish a tribal college for the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma."
Dowd selected Warner for the job with recommendations from the Haskell National Board of Regents and the Haskell Community.
Warner received a doctorate in general administration from the University of Oklahoma in 1989.