Board of Regents
PRESIDENT, KEVIN F. POWERS
Term: 02.01.2014 – 12.31.2018
Kevin Powers is a retired investment banker with 30 years of experience financing public projects, primarily in New Mexico. His experience includes advising school districts on bond elections, financing facilities and dormitories for universities, developing large regional water projects, and assisting cities and counties with infrastructure development. Mr. Powers earned a BS degree in economics from Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA.
VICE-PRESIDENT, DAVID "CHRIS" ORTEGA
Term: 01.19.2018 –
Chris Ortega of White Rock was appointed to the Northern New Mexico College Board of Regents on January 19, 2018. Ortega retired as Utilities Manager for Los Alamos County Utilities Department and is a member of the Los Alamos Family YMCA Board of Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.
SECRETARY/TREASURER, DAMIAN MARTINEZ
Term: 03.01.2015 – 12.31.2020
Damian Martinez is a Las Vegas, NM native, and current resident of Las Cruces where he is a practicing attorney. He is a veteran of the Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps and is also the managing director of the Las Cruces law firm Holt, Mynatt, Martinez, PC. Mr. Martinez earned his BA in Social Work from NM Highlands University in 1998 and his juris doctor degree from St. Mary's University in San Antonio in 2001.
MEMBER, ELIZABETH PAMELA GARCIA-MONTROSE, MA
Term: 12.08.2018 –
Ms. Pamela Montrose is a resident of El Rito, New Mexico and was part of the last graduating class of The El Rito Normal School in 1969. She received her MA in Education Counseling and Guidance in 1987 from Boston University. Ms. Montrose served in the United State Air Force, retiring as a Major in 1994. She then worked at Northern New Mexico College on grant projects, as a GED test administrator, and as advisor to new students.