FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tribal Council Welcomes New Directors: MacMillan and Langefels

Southern Ute Indian Reservation – Vice Chairman Lorelei Cloud, Tribal Council, and Executive Officer Lindsay J. Box welcomed Elizabeth Quinn MacMillan (photo right) as the new Director of the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum this morning. Ms. MacMillan brings a wealth of experience and a deep respect for Indigenous history and culture to this important role.

“We welcome Elizabeth to the team,” said Vice Chairman Lorelei Cloud. “Together we will preserve and share the history of the Nuuchiu.”

MacMillan holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Washington College and a Master of Arts in Public History from Loyola University Chicago.  Throughout her career, she has gained extensive experience working with cultural institutions and organizations dedicated to preserving the history of the Southwest.  Her previous positions include work with the Bureau of Land Management’s Canyons of the Ancients, the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, and most recently, the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College.

Tribal Council also welcomed Lizette Langefels (photo left) as the Southern Ute Health Center Director last week. Langefels brings 17 years of experience from Animas Surgical Hospital in addition to holding a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Fort Lewis College and a Master of Business Administration with a Health Care emphasis from Adams State University.

Vice Chairman Cloud shared, “The world of healthcare is constantly evolving, presenting both challenges and exciting opportunities. With Lizette’s experience and vision, I am confident we can navigate towards a healthier future.”