Southeast New Mexico College in Carlsbad, New Mexico, which transitioned out of the New Mexico State University system to develop into an unbiased neighborhood school, put in Dr. Andrew Nwanne as interim president in February because it searched for its new president.
Nwanne is amongst six closing candidate for the position, which embrace directors from New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs and San Juan College in Farmington.
Larry Sanderson, vp of institutional analysis and accreditation at New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs and Lorenzo Reyes Jr, affiliate vp of Workforce, Economic, and Resource Development at San Juan College in Farmington are the one different New Mexicans to make the record.
Final candidates for president of Southeast New Mexico College (SENMC) embrace Billy Adams who’s vp of Instruction at Panola College in Carthage, Texas, and Kathy Cecil-Sanchez who’s vp of Instruction at Lone Star College-University Park in Houston.
Vice President of Student Affairs at Owensboro Community and Technical College Kevin Beardmore can also be a finalist. Owensboro is positioned in Kentucky.
The school introduced public boards scheduled for Sept. 26, Sept. 27 and Sept. 28 by which the neighborhood can study extra in regards to the closing candidates.
The Board of Trustees of SENMC is predicted to announce its determination at a public assembly scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at the school.
Candidate choice speaks to varsity’s purpose of constructing vocation, technical status
He turned a vp at the school in 2021, and his time there noticed the opening of the Farmington Workforce Connections Center on the school’s campus in 2022 and the institution of the Big Idea Makerspace in 2022, a collaborative house for entrepreneurs and creators within the Farmington neighborhood.
According to Sanderson’s LinkedIn profile, he turned vp for improvement at the Hobbs school in 2008, advancing to Institution Research and Accreditation Vice President in 2021. Prior to that he was employed by Capella University, an internet schooling establishment, and was director of neighborhood affairs at the University of New Mexico.
Both males have led in colleges serving communities just like Carlsbad, the place technical and vocational schooling are in excessive demand amongst an financial system targeted on oil and fuel, mining and manufacturing.
Adam’s credentials boast levels from Tarleton State University, Regis University and Cisco College, in response to his Panola College profile.
A 2018 article by the Panola Watchman cites Adam’s prior 20-year profession within the pure fuel business. Panola College is understood for its skilled and technical education schemes and like SENMC boasts a nursing program.
Cecil-Sanchez’s LinkedIn profile boasts a 20 years profession at neighborhood colleges, together with administration of Lone star College-Tomball and Lone Star College-University Park. Cecil-Sanchez is the one girl within the area of six candidates, Cecil-Sanchez was additionally a finalist in 2021 for the president position at Northeast Junior College in Colorado, however was not in the end chosen.
Cecil-Sanchez has a doctorate in greater schooling administration from Texas A&M University and taught English, technical communication and literature and served because the English division chair at Lone Star College earlier than taking a vice presidents function in 2015.
Beardmore’s LinkedIn profile reveals he joined Owensboro Community and Technical College in 1999, turning into vp of scholar affairs in 2007.
Owensboro presents college students diploma pathways for profession and workforce improvement, in response to its website.
More info on the candidates is predicted to be launched by SENMC this week.
Transition of SENMC continues
Selection of president is a essential step for the school which has been transitioning underneath the course of its Board of Trustees and Nwanne for a number of months.
Nwanne was first named interim president in 2020 when the school was nonetheless a department of New Mexico State University following the departure of Dr.
The school’s independence was codified into New Mexico state regulation throughout final 12 months’s legislative session in Santa Fe, with the passage of House Bill 212, sponsored by native lawmakers Reps. Cathrynn Brown (R-55) of Carlsbad and Jim Townsend (R-54) of Artesia.
The invoice handed the House 62 to 7, and the Senate unanimously and it was signed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham following the session.
Among the latest transition adjustments have been the choice of a school mascot – a mountain lion that college students dubbed Eddy.
The school additionally noticed the position of branded indicators at the school to exchange people who as soon as introduced the complicated as a department of NMSU after its official renaming in April. An internet site with the school’s new identify and emblem was launch earlier this 12 months as effectively.
It is predicted that the school will search approval of a a number of million greenback common obligation bond within the November common election which officers stated could be used for the development of a technical and vocational facility, a challenge to be overseen by the brand new president.
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