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Wealth Visionary Conference

Los Angeles Skyline by Roger on flickr.com

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Wealth Visionary Conference
June 2015
Los Angeles, California
Attendee: Debbie Giron, University Registrar

 

The goal of this conference was to learn strategies and gather tools to help attendees reach their full leadership potential.

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Activity Report, May 8, 2015

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Sengdhuan Defibaugh-Chavez, from the Sexual and Gender Diversity Resource Center, presented Dr. Montoya with the SGDRC Ally award.

Sengdhuan Defibaugh-Chavez, from the Sexual and Gender Diversity Resource Center, presented Dr. Montoya with the SGDRC Ally award.

Dr. Montoya was awarded with the Sexual and Gender Diversity Resource Center Ally award for her support and dedication to the NMSU GLBTQ+ Community.

Attended the Advancing Leaders Program Luncheon on Monday, May 4. It was a pleasure to spend the year mentoring Michele Shuster.

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Activity Report, May 1, 2015

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

University Admissions thanked Albuquerque high school counselors for their support of NMSU over lunch.

University Admissions thanked Albuquerque high school counselors for their support of NMSU over lunch.

Dr. Montoya attended the Alumni Association Ring Ceremony on Wednesday, April 29 for an evening of celebration. It is always heartwarming to hear the stories of our graduates and the obstacles they overcame to earn their degrees.

It was a pleasure to welcome the Ellucian team to our campus on Thursday, April 30 for a site visit. We look forward to enhancing the usage of our student data system and we thank the Ellucian team for their participation.

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Activity Report, April 24, 2015

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Mark Baccei, Assistant Dean of Students, speaks at the Student Leadership Awards with the NMSU Trailblazers.

Mark Baccei, Assistant Dean of Students, speaks at the Student Leadership Awards with the NMSU Trailblazers.

Dr. Montoya was invited to be a guest at the Arrowhead Park Luncheon on Wednesday, April 22 to discuss NMSU and our student population.

The SAEM Employee Staff Recognition Awards were held on Wednesday, April 22 to celebrate academic and career milestones. This is an annual event held to celebrate and recognize those who work hard for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management each year.

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The First Annual Student Leadership Awards

Winners of the 2015 Student Leadership Awards

Winners of the 2015 Student Leadership Awards

The first annual Student Leadership Awards were held on Sunday, April 26 at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Mark Baccei, Assistant Dean of Students, hosted the event with the NMSU Trailblazers. The Trailblazers are a group of junior and senior students who are active leaders in the campus community. The goal of the organization is to gain and improve leadership skills by organizing service opportunities, participating in NMSU traditions, and being role models for freshmen and sophomore student leaders. The 2015 NMSU Trailblazers include Marcus Anderson, Justin Eneboe, Amanda Getchell, Rachel Hobson, Juliann Lamb, Jonathan Martinez, Armando Martinez Cantu, Adam Mitchell, Megan Williams, and Cameron Wolfe.

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Activity Report, April 17, 2015

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Campus Health Center medical providers Renee Williams, CNP and Patty Chavana, CNP participated in the event along with Amanda Gallivan and Alex Maus who provided health education.

Campus Health Center medical providers Renee Williams, CNP and Patty Chavana, CNP participated in the event along with Amanda Gallivan and Alex Maus who provided health education.

The first of two candidates for the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management position visited campus Thursday, April 16 for an interview and open forum.

Dr. Montoya met with Ricardo Rel on Wednesday, April 15 for a debriefing on the latest Legislative Session. Our focus continues to be on the Lottery Scholarship, and work will continue to be done to improve the scholarship for our students.

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Activity Report, April 10, 2015

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Reserved parking spots for campus visitors are marked by signs featuring Pistol Pete.

Reserved parking spots for campus visitors are marked by signs featuring Pistol Pete.

Dr. Montoya attended the Board of Regents Budget meeting on Monday, April 6.

Attended the Chair Academy’s 24th Annual International Leadership Conference on April 8-10 in Seattle. Dr. Montoya presented a session on Organizational Change. It was wonderful to also be joined by faculty colleagues from DACC and Carlsbad campuses at the conference.

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Activity Report, April 2, 2015

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Siiri Rogers, Director of Student Information Management (SIM), presented on enhancements to the New Student Registration systems that help prospective students register for an Orientation Program.

Siiri Rogers, Director of Student Information Management (SIM), presented on enhancements to the New Student Registration systems that help prospective students register for an Orientation Program.

Dr. Montoya met with the SAEM Conference Committee made up of SAEM staff volunteers on Tuesday, March 31 to discuss the planning of a summer conference. The summer conference will help support our work for student recruitment and retention, and also be an opportunity for professional staff development.

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Activity Report, March 20, 2015

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

The hashtag, #nmsugrads, is available for students to use to document their graduation journey through social media.

The hashtag, #nmsugrads, is available for students to use to document their graduation journey through social media.

Dr. Montoya met with the accreditation team for the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine on Tuesday, March 17 to provide information on Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

Three finalists have been announced for the Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management: Helen Albertson, Stephen Robinson, and Daryle Hendry. We encourage open participation at the campus open forums. Itineraries and resumes can be found here.

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Activity Report, March 13, 2015

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Dr. Montoya presented Spring 2015 Enrollment data at the Board of Regents meeting on Monday, March 9. She shared predictions on Fall 2015 enrollment and was joined by Dr. Tony Marin to present information on the many facets of Career Services.

Met with Dr. Tania Arana, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine on Monday, March 9. Dr. Arana and Dr. Montoya discussed issues that will affect students enrolled at both NMSU and BCOM.

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Activity Report, March 6, 2015

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Students from the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque visited the NMSU campus and learned about transferring to a four year college after receiving an associate degree.

Students from the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque visited the NMSU campus and learned about transferring to a four year college after receiving an associate degree.

Dr. Montoya met with a representative from Inceptia on Thursday, March 5 to discuss NMSU’s loan default rates. Our loan default rate continues to be a challenge that we take very seriously.

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Activity Report, February 27, 2015

 Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Students in the Outdoor Leadership Program will graduate NMSU with leadership and facilitation experience, a Leave No Trace Trainer certification, and Wilderness and Remote First Aid certification.

Students in the Outdoor Leadership Program will graduate NMSU with leadership and facilitation experience, a Leave No Trace Trainer certification, and Wilderness and Remote First Aid certification.

Dr. Montoya attended the New Mexico Higher Education Assessment and Retention Conference on Thursday, February 26 and Friday, February 27 in Albuquerque.

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Activity Report, February 20, 2015

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Dr. Montoya met with the Commencement Team, Marisela Marquez and Gabrielle Martinez, and other campus stakeholders on Wednesday, February 18 to discuss details in planning the evening doctoral hooding ceremony on May 8.

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Council of College and Military Educators Conference

January 27-29, 2015

Anaheim, California

Attendees: Candice Gilbert, Military and Veterans Programs, Terry L. Cook, Student Engagement

This conference brings together approximately 1000 higher education professionals and representatives of governmental agencies serving military and veteran students to address transition and completion challenges. Guiding the practices of colleges and universities are The Principles of Excellence (POE) as set forth in President Obama’s Executive Order 13607. Institutions sign a Department of Defense Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (DoD MOU), that outlines practice related to recruitment, funding and support of military and veterans students. Schools may be selected for Third Party Review to ensure compliance with the DOD memorandum. Dawn Bilodeau, Chief, Voluntary Education Programs and DoD Liaison provided an update on requirements and compliance. Her presentation may be found at here.

Learning Outcomes

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Activity Report, February 13, 2015

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Outdoor Recreation students explored Carlsbad Caverns on their own and through a guided tour.

Outdoor Recreation students explored Carlsbad Caverns on their own and through a guided tour.

Dr. Montoya hosted the quarterly Meet and Greet for new employees on Monday, February 9. It is always a pleasure to personally welcome employees new to SAEM.

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Activity Report, February 6, 2015

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Dr. Bernadette Montoya, along with Janie Merchant, Director of University Financial Aid and Scholarship Services, and Dacia Sedillo, Interim Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, met with Mr. Jeb Dickey, an NMSU alum and representative from the Daniels Fund. The discussion focused on increasing partnership opportunities and increasing the number of Daniels Scholars who choose to attend NMSU. The Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four-year annually-renewable college scholarship for graduating high school seniors who demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving their communities. Every year, Daniels Scholars are selected from a four-state region of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Daniels Scholars currently attend more than 200 colleges and universities in 44 states.

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Activity Report, January 30, 2015

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Members of the Aggie Activities Council take a photo with Clint Nohr, Dan Weeks, and Matt Baca after the Best of Laughs Comedy Tour.

Members of the Aggie Activities Council take a photo with Clint Nohr, Dan Weeks, and Matt Baca after the Best of Laughs Comedy Tour.

On Tuesday, January 27, Dr. Montoya met with a group of graduate students from the School of Public Affairs at UCLA. The students interviewed Dr. Montoya for a study they are conducting that will help the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and outer communities provide better assistance to students from immigrant backgrounds at NMSU and the southern New Mexico area.

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Appreciative Advising Institute

July 27-30, 2014

Louisville, Kentucky

Attendees: Marissa Macias, Cross Campus Advisor & Lin Mendoza, Learning Specialist

MarissaAndLinWhat is Appreciative Advising?

Appreciative Advising harnesses the power of the organizational development theory of Appreciative Inquiry and the positive psychology literature to provide a framework for increasing adviser and student success. Appreciative Advising is the intentional collaborative practice of asking positive, open-ended questions that help students optimize their educational experiences and achieve their dreams, goals, and potentials. It is perhaps the best example of a fully student-centered approach to student development.

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Activity Report, January 23, 2015

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Dr. Montoya and Carla Villareal, Student Aid for SAEM, enjoyed their time at the Hispano Roundtable Dinner.

Dr. Montoya and Carla Villareal, Student Aid for SAEM, enjoyed their time at the Hispano Roundtable Dinner.

The Hispano Roundtable Dinner was held Wednesday, January 21 in Santa Fe. Attendees included Dr. Bernadette Montoya, Carla Villareal, Wesley Jackson, Allison Valdez, and Janet Green.

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