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