December 2, 2015, Española, NM – The Northern New Mexico College Board of Regents agreed unanimously today to hire Prather Consulting to assist in its search for a new college president.
“Dr. Hugh Prather comes highly recommended for the position,” said Regent Kevin Powers. “After consultation with other institutions that have engaged in similar searches, I believe that Dr. Prather can best assist in our search for Northern’s new president.”
The contract between Prather Consulting and the College will not exceed $18,000 for up to one hundred hours of work.
“Dr. Prather agrees that having a new president in place by July 1 appears to be a reasonable goal,” reported Powers.
Prather Consulting is one of several firms that provided the Board with proposals since President Nancy Barceló announced her retirement in September. Barceló’s retirement will become effective June 30, 2016.
Over the past month the Board has solicited nominations from staff, faculty and students to serve on the search committee, which will also include local community representation. Members of the presidential search committee have yet to be announced.