Business Office

The primary function of the Business Office at Northern New Mexico College is to provide the best customer service to all students, staff and faculty, as well as to our external customers.

The Northern New Mexico College Business office receives and records payments, processes payments to vendors, assists students with their student accounts, purchases services and tangible items for the College, and ships and receives items. Ultimately, it is this office’s responsibility to report the financial position of the College as accurately as possible.

The Business Office is responsible for reporting internally to the Board of Regents, the Executive Team and their respective departments, as well as externally to the Higher Education Department, Department of Finance and the Office of the State Auditor. Within the scope of our work, it is our responsibility to coordinate and record all financial transactions in the Banner system in accordance with the College’s policies and procedures, generally accepted accounting principles, and regulations established by the State of New Mexico.

We are located in the Joseph Montoya Administration Building.
Phone:  (505) 747-2100, Fax for all Business offices: (505) 747-2180

Service Contracts

If you are needing either of the following: Service Contract or Professional Service Agreement. Please contact Cheryl James, Compliance Officer/Chief Procurement Officer at 505.747.2162 or Email:

Evette Abeyta
Budget Analyst

Phone:  (505) 747-5442
Office:  AD 209

Carol Owen
Property, Shipping & Receiving Administrator
Phone:  (505) 747-2176

Office:  AD 232

Jessica Holguin
Student Accounts Receivable Coordinator
Phone:  (505) 747-2136
Office:  AD 261

Heather Martinez
Administrative Assistant
Phone:  (505) 747-2131
Office: Cashier's Office


Lynnette Cruz
Accounting Tech II
Phone:  (505) 747-2135
Office:  AD 219

Gabriella Salazar
Purchasing Technician

Phone:  (505) 747-2177
Office:  AD 230


Stephanie Lovato
Grants Accountant III

Phone:  (505) 747-2131
Office:  AD 212

Cathy M. Moreno
Payroll Specialist

Phone:  (505) 747-2131
Office:  AD 224

Clarence Vince Lithgow
Phone:  (505) 747-2196
Office:  AD 213B

Bryan Maestas, CGFM
Accountant III
Phone: (505) 747-2160
Office:  AD 212

Jeremy Romero
Accountant II
Phone: (505) 747-5452
Office:  AD 214

Melinda P. Trujillo
Accountant III
Phone: (505) 747-2167
Office:  AD 211B

Northern offers over 50 bachelor's, associate and certificate programs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math); Nursing and Health Sciences; Liberal Arts and Humanities; Arts, Film & Media; Business Administration; Teacher Education and Technical Trades.
Northern New Mexico College is the most affordable 4-year college in the Southwestern US. Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, and our experienced faculty. We provide students with unique opportunities for academic, personal, and professional growth, small class sizes, personalized attention, and strong hands-on experiences from day one.
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.