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South of Sunrise Creative. Herizon. Community-based education.


SOSC brings 15 years of strategic communication experience and 10 years working in higher education administration. Work experience extends to the fields of institutional planning, strategic communications, enrollment management, and data analytics and reporting. Services are offered to communities on and off tribal lands.


Daniel Vandever is the principal owner of SOSC. He obtained an undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism and a Master's in Community and Regional Planning from the University of New Mexico. Vandever worked ten years at Navajo Technical University where he led the university’s marketing and communication efforts, chaired the university’s Enrollment Management Committee, and advised leadership on the President’s Cabinet and Provost's Council.

South of Sunrise Creative. Herizon. Daniel Vandever.

CEO Daniel Vandever worked over ten years in the tribal college and university movement.

SOSC also specializes in book publishing. In 2022, SOSC's debut title, Herizon, was named the American Indian Youth Literature Award's Best Picture Book as selected by the American Indian Library Association. Vandever consults with aspiring authors and provides presentations on increasing diverse voices in the publishing world. 

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