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BOR Presentation, March 10, 2014

On Monday, March 10, Dr. Montoya presented an enrollment update at the Board of Regents meeting. Below is the slideshow.

You can also view her presentation at this link. Dr. Montoya begins at 00.40:18.

Activity Report, March 7

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

From Left to right: Tony Marin, Director of Student Affairs; Bernadette Montoya, VP of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management; James Hall, Associate Athletic Director; Jordan Banegas, Student Regent; and Provost Howard celebrated TRiO Day of Service.

From Left to right: Tony Marin, Director of Student Affairs; Bernadette Montoya, VP of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management; James Hall, Associate Athletic Director; Jordan Banegas, Student Regent; and Provost Howard celebrated TRiO Day of Service.

The three finalists for the President of Doña Ana Community College visited Las Cruces this week for day-long interviews.

Dr. Montoya spoke Saturday at the Trio Day of Service. She addressed the crowd about her personal experiences in pursuing her education and what prompted her educational choices. This year, TRiO participants, painted seats on the northeast side of Aggie Memorial Stadium with the help of NMSU Athletics and the Office of Facilities Services.

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Activity Report, February 28

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Dr. Montoya (right) addresses the crowd at the DACC to NMSU Transfer Reception.

Dr. Montoya (right) addresses the crowd at the DACC to NMSU Transfer Reception.

Dr. Montoya emceed the graduate recognition events at the DACC to NMSU Transfer Reception on February 26. The event recognizes graduating DACC students interested in transferring to NMSU.

Dr. Montoya and Valerie Pickett of University Admissions discussed collaborating with Cooperative Extension Services on recruiting strategies. The Extension offices expand NMSU’s presence into all of New Mexico’s 33 counties.

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NM HEAR 2014: Institutional Dashboards

New Mexico High Education Assessment and Retention Conference

Albuquerque Old Town plaza. Photo by Richie Diesterheft

Albuquerque Old Town plaza. Photo by Richie Diesterheft

February 27–28, 2014
Albuquerque, New Mexico

SAEM attendees included: Jeanelle Chavez, Claire Cortner, Ben Gabriel, Michael Jasek, Phillip Johnson, David Melendez, Melody Munson-McGee

Identifying Key Performance Indicators: The Foundation of an Institutional Dashboard

Jeffrey Seybert
National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute
Johnson County Community College

Dashboards communicate to non-technical audiences institutional progress towards strategic goals. They are a tool for communication, evaluation, and performance against benchmarks.

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Activity Report, February 21

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Dr. Montoya attended a luncheon for high school counselors on Thursday. Dr. Montoya attended NMSU-Grants with Lora Coles (left) and was in Vicki Gonzales’ (right) Head Start class.

Dr. Montoya attended a luncheon for high school counselors on Thursday. Dr. Montoya attended NMSU-Grants with Lora Coles (left) and was in Vicki Gonzales’ (right) Head Start class.

The Legislative Session closed! SAEM staff supported the Office of Government Relations regarding the Lottery Scholarship, tuition waivers, high school diplomas, home schooling, and dual credit, among other issues. Governor Susana Martinez has until March 13 to sign bills. At that point, SAEM staff will begin implementing new legislation as needed.

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Activity Report, February 14

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Dr. Montoya met new Student Engagement Staff. From left to right; Angie Martinez, Academic Advisor; Carmen Rogers, Director, Academic Support Programs-Athletics; Dr. Montoya; and Lin Mendoza, Learning Specialist.

Dr. Montoya met new Student Engagement Staff. From left to right; Angie Martinez, Academic Advisor; Carmen Rogers, Director, Academic Support Programs-Athletics; Dr. Montoya; and Lin Mendoza, Learning Specialist.

Dr. Bernadette Montoya and Melody Munson-McGee attended the Legislative Session in Santa Fe on Monday, where they discussed concerns on changes to the Lottery Scholarship with legislators. Dr. Montoya also addressed the Legislative Senate Education Committee. ASNMSU students were at the Roundhouse representing the coalition of student governments and returned later in the week to work on the Lottery issue again.
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Association of Student Conduct Administration Annual Conference 2014

Association of Student Conduct Administration Annual Conference 2014

Strong Foundations/New Horizons
February 5-9, 2014
St. Pete Beach, Florida

A view of the sunset at St. Pete Beach, Florida.

A view of the sunset at St. Pete Beach, Florida.

 

Conduct Officers as Facilitators/Educators or Compliance Administrators by Peter Lake

Mr. Lake discussed compliance issues in conduct offices. He stated that the field of student conduct is becoming more legalistic versus educational while trying to hold on to the spirit of student development. He indicated that this area must be seen as an academic discipline to continue to gain and maintain relevance. He reported more than ever, those with legal training are being sought to facilitate conduct programs on campuses.

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Professional Development Opportunities

Thank you for providing feedback on a recent survey about your interests in professional development opportunities. To continue providing professional development opportunities, two upcoming sessions will be offered. Everyone from Student Affairs and Enrollment Management is encouraged to attend!

“Yes, and ….”, Improving Customer Service and Collaboration
Friday, February 28, 2014
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Corbett Center Student Union
Senate Gallery, Room #304
Presenter: Tom Smith, NMSU Theatre Arts
This interactive session will focus on behaviors that support excellent customer service.

Building Hope
9:00 am to 10:00 am and 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Corbett Center Student Union
Senate Gallery, Room #304
Presenter: Michael Jasek, NMSU Dean of Students
This session will focus on bringing mental health issues to the forefront, and helping us to better understand those around us who may be dealing with mental health issues such as depression, suicidal tendencies, and anxiety.

 

 

Activity Report, February 7

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Sylvia Castillo, University Admissions (left), Adelina Rodriguez, College of Education, and other NMSU colleges and departments tabled at the Rotunda in Santa Fe for Las Cruces Days. Aggie giveaways were popular among legislators.

Sylvia Castillo, University Admissions (left), Adelina Rodriguez, College of Education, and other NMSU colleges and departments tabled at the Rotunda in Santa Fe for Las Cruces Days. Aggie giveaways were popular among legislators.

Dr. Bernadette Montoya had lunch with ASNMSU students in Santa Fe and was joined by ASUNM Student Government president (yes, we ate with a Lobo). Dr. Montoya was impressed with ASNMSU’s leadership and their work with other student governments around the state.

The SAEM Strategic Plan was released this week, showcasing SAEM accomplishments and milestones. The Leadership Team and Assessment Team will be working together this year on the next update. The plan is online at studentaffairs.nmsu.edu/plan.

By the end of the week, about a dozen new Legislative Lottery Scholarship bills had been introduced. SAEM continues to provide analysis and recommendations regarding these bills as the legislative session enters the second half.

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What is SAEM working on?

Here are some things we are working on.

Activity Report, January 31

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Alex Mendoza is sworn in as Chief Justice of ASNMU.

Alex Mendoza is sworn in as Chief Justice of ASNMU.

Dr. Montoya and the DACC Presidential Search Committee reviewed candidates in advance of campus interviews, which are tentatively scheduled for March 5 through 7. More information is at dabcc.nmsu.edu/ps.

Dr. Montoya attended Las Cruces Day in Santa Fe on February 1 through 3. She visited with elected officials and policy makers from around the state about legislative issues impacting NMSU and our students. In addition, she led the NMSU fight song at the end of the meeting of a reception hosted by the Santa Fe NMSU Alumni Chapter.

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Activity Report, January 24

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

Dr. Montoya attended the 40th Anniversary DACC President’s Legacy Dinner. It was a great opportunity to meet and visit with the student scholarship recipients in attendance.

A core team of SAEM staff and Judy Bosland from Institutional Analysis met with Provost Howard to discuss enrollment, recruiting, and scholarships for the 2014–2015 academic year.

Dr. Montoya and the DACC President Search Committee began reviewing candidates for the DACC President Search on January 24.

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Students have lunch with the NMSU President

Kaylene Womack, Guadalupe Saldivar, DeMeshanique Jefferson, Xavior Pedraza have lunch with Dr. Carruthers.

Kaylene Womack, Guadalupe Saldivar, DeMeshanique Jefferson, Xavior Pedraza have lunch with President Carruthers.

Four students from Student Engagement had lunch with President Carruthers on January 15, 2014.

During the 2013 Tough Enough to Wear Pink week auction held on campus, Dr. Terry Cook bid the highest on the “Lunch with the NMSU President” voucher. With the voucher, Dr. Cook was able to give four students the opportunity to have lunch with President Carruthers.

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Activity Report, January 10

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya

SAEM is finalizing the update to our strategic plan. The update will be aligned with Vision 2020.

Dr. Bernadette Montoya met with NMSU staff and students to assess changes that will be proposed to the New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship Lottery during the upcoming legislative session. ASNMSU is working with student governments from around the state on a proposal that will have the support of students from many colleges and universities.

SAEM staff discussed the current Lottery proposal with Legislative Finance Committee staff via a conference call. We gave our input to the proposal and gained a better understand of how their proposal will affect our students.

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Welcome to the Spring 2014 Semester!

Pete and mugsThe Spring 2014 semester is here!

I hope each and every one of you enjoyed a wonderful holiday break and were able to recharge for the exciting year ahead.  It was good to be able to visit with many of you during our annual SAEM Holiday Reception. Everyone who came to the reception received a coffee mug.  If you were unable to attend the reception, you can get your mug from my office in the Educational Services Building, Suite 401.

This year is already in full swing as we prepare for the Legislative Session, relocate offices for building renovations, continue with the Calling Campaign, hire new staff, and much more. The Executive Team has been asked to provide me a list of major initiatives for the year ahead.  I know we have much to do, and thought it would be helpful to have that information available so that everyone can see a glimpse of the many things we are doing.  While it is not all inclusive, it helps us to realize the scope of our work, and the service we provide to the University community.  You will be receiving that information soon.

We also have a few dates that you can pencil in for team building and staff gathering opportunities.  More details will become available as we near each event.

  • Staff Recognition,  April 15
  • Open Forums,  June 19
  • Annual SAEM Picnic on the Friday of Homecoming Week, around the end of October.

Please visit our website to keep up with the latest updates at studentaffairs.nmsu.edu

I look forward to our continuing success in Student Affairs and Enrollment Management in the year ahead. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication.  Know that you truly make a positive difference in the lives of our students!

Activity Report, December 20

Office of the Vice President

Staff enjoy themselves as they mingle at the 2013 Holiday Reception.

Staff enjoy themselves as they mingle at the 2013 Holiday Reception.

Before the holiday break, Dr. Montoya met with all community college presidents to discuss loan default management and financial aid disbursement.

The week before the holiday, Dr. Montoya enjoyed a lot of opportunities to interact with various offices for holiday celebrations.

SAEM hosted their annual Winter Break Employee Reception for all SAEM employees on the Friday before the holiday.
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Activity Report, December 13

Office of the Vice President

Ryan Garcia (center) of the Sexual & Gender Diversity Resource Center is the Outstanding Graduate for the College of Health and Social Services. SGDRC also recognized Alma Gross (left) and Ethan Williams (right) at its Recognition Banquet

Ryan Garcia (center) of the Sexual & Gender Diversity Resource Center is the Outstanding Graduate for the College of Health and Social Services. SGDRC also recognized Alma Gross (left) and Ethan Williams (right) at its Recognition Banquet

Last week and this week, Dr. Bernadette Montoya has been lauding our new graduates, who will be part of the largest commencement ceremony in NMSU history with over 1,000 graduates expected to participate. Dr. Montoya attended the Black Programs’ Graduation Dinner on December 10, the Hispanic Faculty Staff Caucus’s Graduation and Leadership Stoles Ceremony on December 11, and the Alumni Association’s Outstanding Graduate Awards Luncheon on December 13.

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Accessing Higher Ground Conference (Accessible Media, Web & Technology)

Westminster, Colorado
November 6-8, 2013

Sunrise in Westminster, Colorado. Photo by Wally Gobetz via Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/5004984215/in/photolist-8CgRri-fGqyhw-hASDHt-hAU6MZ-bCPhBW-9omGFA-9oiFSF-9oiAh8-9oixSr-heTQYi-a1U64C-a1U6HA-a1RdwT-a1RedF-a1RdJF-aj3Kru-85Xj6r-85XgDV-85XhPV-861so9-861r5Q-85Xgci-861twd-85XgQn-861qXY-861tVy-85XgKx-85Xif8-85Xi5a-861rHs-85Xhec-861scq-85Xh2k-861tTb-861r9L-85Xicr-85XgiM-861tsy-861rPy-85Xi9a/

Sunrise in Westminster, Colorado. Photo by Wally Gobetz via Flickr.

The theme of this year’s Assessing Higher Ground conference was Integrating University Design Content into University Curriculum. In addition to two plenary lunches, there were many excellent workshops presented related to accessibility as well as exhibitor tables and presentations of different products. The opportunity to meet and network with individuals from other universities was also valuable and informative.

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Activity Report, December 6

Office of the Vice President

Dr. Bernadette Montoya celebrated the accomplishments of our students at the Lavender Graduation Dinner on December 6. American Indian Program also celebrated Fall Graduating Students on December 5.

We continue to wait on HED to provide updated information on Lottery percentages for the spring semester.  At this time, NMSU remains committed to funding 60% of tuition regardless of HED’s final decision.  Students on major academic scholarships will remain funded at 100%.

The Vice President’s Office is finalizing the strategic plan.  It will be released to the campus community in early January.

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Activity Report, November 22

Office of the Vice President

Lydia Hammond (left), Jermy Witte (center), and Sage Peterson (right) attended a Legislative Lottery Scholarship meeting in Santa Fe.

Lydia Hammond (left), Jeremy Witte (center), and Sage Peterson (right) attended a Legislative Lottery Scholarship meeting in Santa Fe.

Last week, stories of the Legislative Lottery Scholarship appeared in newspapers coast to coast and included local media in Las Cruces, Silver City, Alamogordo, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque; plus national media in Lexington, Kentucky; Miami; Kansas City; San Francisco; Connecticut; Olympia, Washington; plus Higher Education News.

On November 21, Dr. Bernadette Montoya and Dr. Dan Howard met with state legislators at NMSU’s Albuquerque Center to discuss the Legislative Lottery Scholarship. Students Jeremy Witte, Sage Peterson, and Lydia Hammond, who have all been strong advocates for the Lottery program, also attended. They also discussed the Lottery Scholarship with the Legislative Education Study Committee and the Legislative Finance Committee in Santa Fe.

On November 22, Dr. Montoya participated in a phone conference by the New Mexico Higher Education Department to discuss the Legislative Lottery Scholarship in regards to the upcoming spring 2014 semester. HED plans to issue a communication to New Mexico institutions next week.

Dr. Montoya attended the NMSU Multicultural Greek Council Charter Reception on November 19; it was a pleasure to meet with enthusiastic members of the campus’ Greek community.

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