The Regents of Northern New Mexico College at their meeting on Thursday, February 25 approved an expansion of the presidential search plan to provide more community access to the process. The search for a new president for Northern began in late December with the approval of the presidential search plan. Even though the plan provided for a broadly diverse Community Advisory Group to the Regents and advisory groups from students, faculty, and staff, the Regents wanted to provide two additional opportunities for the broader community to be involved in the search process when they adopted a modification to the search plan. Two community forums were created.
The second Presidential Search Community Forum takes place at 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 18 at the Center for the Arts on the Northern campus. At this event, participants will have an opportunity to meet and hear from the five finalists for the president's position. The evening is planned so that the five presidential candidates can introduce themselves to the community, share their vision for Northern, and respond to questions submitted to a moderator by community members. A reception for the five finalists, which will also be open to the public, will take place immediately following the presentations. This event is open to the public and anyone interested in hearing from the candidates, one of whom will become the new leader of the college, is welcome to attend.
The first Presidential Search Community Forum took place at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, at the Center for the Arts on the Northern campus. This community forum provided attendees an update on the search process and gave participants a chance to ask questions about the process of searching for a new president for the college. The forum also provided the Regents with additional ideas as they move forward with interview questions for the finalists who were selected on March 24. This forum was open to the public and all interested members of the community were welcome to attend.
For additional information on the presidential candidates, see Northern News article: Five Final Candidates Selected for Northern President Position
Also see the dedicated Presidential Search space on Northern’s website: https://nnmc.edu/home/nnmc-presidential-search/