Northern's Academic Planning Initiative

Beginning in 2012, Northern's faculty, staff and students engaged in multiple forums to articulate our shared values, refine our mission, and reflect on our vision. In May 2013, President Barceló established the Academic Planning Initiative at Northern to enhance engagement across the institution, build capacity for planning, and enhance communication. In July 2013, Northern’s Board of Regents approved a new mission statement:

The mission of Northern New Mexico College is to ensure student success by providing access to affordable community-based, learning opportunities that meet the educational, cultural and economic needs of the region.

In a continued spirit of collaboration, the Academic Planning Initiative will result in identifying the academic priorities for Northern to address over the next five years, accompanied by specific objectives, outcomes and timelines for doing so.

For all the latest updates, visit our Academic Planning Initiative webpage.

Northern's Academic Planning Initiative Co-Chairs,
Dr. Iván López, Provost, Northern New Mexico College
Ellen Trabka, Dean, College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, our experienced faculty, and NORTHERN provides students with unique opportunities for academic, personal and professional growth. “You will have personalized attention, something difficult to get at larger colleges. We provide strong hands-on experiences from day one.” –Dr. Ivan Lopez, Dean, College of Engineering & Technology
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.