Christopher Caldwell

President of the College of Menominee Nation

Christopher Caldwell, President of the College of Menominee Nation, is an enrolled member of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. He has led the College since February 2020, serving first as Interim President, and officially installed by the Board of Directors in June 2021. Caldwell is the third president to lead CMN. He has been in a range of positions at the College including student, director, adjunct, and President. An alumnus of the College, Caldwell began his higher education here at CMN earning his Associate Degree in Sustainable Development. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science and Policy from UW-Green Bay, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Environment and Resources from the UW-Madison Nelson Institute.

During his career Caldwell has served in previous positions focused on sustainability, specifically within the forestry sector; Tribal Resources Director/Compliance, Enforcement Officer for the Menominee Indian Tribe, Forest Products Technician with the USDA Forest Service’s Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, student/intern with the U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs-NCCE, Timber Market/Forestry Technician with Menominee Tribal Enterprises and more recently as the Director of the Sustainable Development Institute at CMN.