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Activity Report, April 10, 2015

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya 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 […]

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Activity Report, April 2, 2015

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya 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 […]

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Activity Report, March 20, 2015

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya 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. […]

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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 […]

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Activity Report, March 6, 2015

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya 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. 8   

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Activity Report, February 27, 2015

 Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Dr. Montoya attended the New Mexico Higher Education Assessment and Retention Conference on Thursday, February 26 and Friday, February 27 in Albuquerque. 8   

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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. 10   

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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 […]

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Activity Report, February 13, 2015

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya 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. 9   

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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 […]

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Activity Report, January 30, 2015

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya 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 […]

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Appreciative Advising Institute

July 27-30, 2014 Louisville, Kentucky Attendees: Marissa Macias, Cross Campus Advisor & Lin Mendoza, Learning Specialist What 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 […]

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Activity Report, January 23, 2015

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya 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. 9   

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Activity Report, January 16, 2015

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya The SAEM Leadership Team met on Thursday, January 15. We are pleased to welcome the Diversity Program directors to the team. Met with ASNMSU students and the Office of Government Relations on Friday, January 16 to discuss issues related to the Lottery Success Scholarship. SAEM is happy […]

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SWASFAA Conference

Southwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator’s Conference November 4-7, 2014 New Orleans, Louisiana Attendees: Josh Taylor and Travis Juszkiewicz   Verification Seminar by DoED Trainer, Kevin Campbell As a processor, the most helpful presentation was the Verification Seminar. Mr. Campbell noted that although the selection of verified students is random, the selection process is […]

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Hobsons University Conference

Hobsons University Conference July 21 -24 2014 Attendees: Anton Magallanez, Norma Palomino and Felipe Parra. Norma and Felipe presented on NMSU’s successful implementation of Hobsons Apply Yourself and how University Admissions consolidated the institution’s application with all the graduate program applications. Many institutions use Apply Yourself for one College or department and we are a […]

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Activity Report, January 9, 2015

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya On Thursday, January 8, met with the Academic Advising Council. Members of the Council made solid recommendations on tools they would like to have to help support retention of our students. 13   

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Activity Report

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya Over 900 students attended the successful Fall 2014 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, December 13. The Pan American Center was at capacity with family and friends celebrating the achievements of our students. 12   

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FAFSA Articles for Students

The Department of Education has written timely advice for students regarding the FAFSA. The articles below are great resources to send to students who need to fill out the FAFSA for the upcoming academic year. 10   

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Check out the Storify post about Fall 2014 Commencement!

[View the story “Fall Commencement 2014″ on Storify] 14   

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