Ron His Horse Is Thunder
Ron His Horse Is Thunder is a member of the Hunkpapa-Lakota Oyate and the former Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. He also has served as president of Sitting Bull College (formally Standing Rock College), where he was responsible for overall college operations. He originally took that position in 1991, leaving after two years to head the American Indian College Fund, based in New York City. In 1995, he accepted the position of President at Little Hoop Community College in Fort Totten, North Dakota. He returned to the presidency of Sitting Bull College in 1996.
His Horse Is Thunder began his career in professional capacities as an attorney, director, and grants evaluator on the Rosebud and Standing Rock Sioux reservations. He also has served as a commissioner for the Higher Learning Commission for the North Central Accreditation for Schools and Colleges, and as a member of the boards of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium and the North Dakota Tribal College Association. In 1988, he received his juris doctor degree in 1988 from the University of South Dakota’s School of Law.