Activity Report, February 21

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya 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…
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Activity Report, February 14

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya 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…
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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   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…
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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…
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Activity Report, February 7

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya 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…
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What is SAEM working on?

Here are some things we are working on.

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Activity Report, January 31

Office of the Vice President, Dr. Bernadette Montoya 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…
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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…
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Students have lunch with the NMSU President

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…
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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…
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Welcome to the Spring 2014 Semester!

The 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…
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Activity Report, December 20

Office of the Vice President 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…
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Activity Report, December 13

Office of the Vice President 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…
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Accessing Higher Ground Conference (Accessible Media, Web & Technology)

Westminster, Colorado November 6-8, 2013 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…
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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…
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Activity Report, November 22

Office of the Vice President 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….
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October Update to Board of Regents

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Activity Report, November 15

Office of the Vice President Dr. Bernadette Montoya attended the 2013 Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Annual Meeting from November 10–12 along with 500 other higher education professionals. The APLU is a research, policy, and advocacy organization representing 219 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and related organizations. Dr. Montoya moderated a…
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Activity Report, November 8

Office of the Vice President SAEM staff voted on a new mission statement at the SAEM staff picnic on October 25. The new mission statement is: SAEM empowers students by engaging them in all aspects of the student experience. We encourage students to learn through discovery of self, others, and their world to become effective…
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Hispanic Association of Colleges and University (HACU)

October 26-28, 2013 Chicago, Illinois Attendees: Laura Gutierrez Spencer “Becoming an Undocumented Student Ally” from Northeastern Illinois University The session discussed forming a committee and trainings that were modeled after LGBT SafeZone trainings. The all-day training for university staff was called “Undocumented Student Ally Training.” Staff in some departments were told by their supervisors that…
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