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CNM Governing Board Members

CNM's Governing Board consists of seven members elected to four-year terms from districts within the overall College district, which includes Bernalillo County plus Corrales and Rio Rancho in Sandoval County.

2017 Governing Board

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Pauline Garcia

(505) 352-2991

District 1: Pauline J. Garcia, Chair

Term Expires: 2021

Committee Appointments

  • Finance Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Audit Committee

Pauline J. Garcia is a retired manager, instructor and customer service specialist with Qwest, PNM, Paychex and Gas Company of New Mexico. She also served on the CNM Governing Board for one term that began in 1997.

Ms. Garcia's community involvement includes: Pastoral Council at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church; tutor for Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, Albuquerque Reads; volunteer builder for Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity; docent for Albuquerque Museum, Casa San Ysidro; former Albuquerque Public Schools Board member, serving two terms that began in 1986; former CNM Governing Board member.

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Michael Canfield
mcanfield@indianpueblo.com
(505) 228-0875

District 2: Michael Canfield

Term Expires: 2019

Committee Appointments

  • Capital Outlay Committee
  • Planning Committee

Michael Canfield has over 35 years of business experience. He currently serves as the President and CEO of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and Indian Pueblos Marketing. These corporations are owned by the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico and operate on tribal land located in the City of Albuquerque.

Michael has strong ties to the New Mexico community. He is a member of the Laguna Pueblo and serves on many community and business boards, including the United Way of Central New Mexico, New Mexico Gas Company, Albuquerque Economic Development, New Mexico Mutual, Economic Forum and The Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce. He also serves as a commissioner on the City of Albuquerque’s Commission of Indian Affairs.

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District 3: Thomas E. Swisstack, Vice Chair

Tom Swisstack

Thomas E. Swisstack
tsriorancho@gmail.com
(505) 463-6989

Term Expires: 2021

Committee Appointments

  • Audit Committee
  • Executive Committee

Thomas E. Swisstack has had a long career in public service and elected office. He served as the Mayor of Rio Rancho for 10 years and served in the New Mexico House of Representatives for eight years and on the Sandoval County Commission for eight years.

Most recently, Mr. Swisstack served as the Deputy County Manager for Public Safety for Bernalillo County. Prior to that role, he served as the Director of the Bernalillo County Youth Services Center for 10 years.

Mr. Swisstack has also worked on the boards of the New Mexico Correctional Association, the Middle Rio Grande Council of Governments, the Executive Board of United Way of New Mexico, and was recognized by Who’s Who in American Colleges, American Law Enforcement and Public Administration.

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Annette Chavez y De La Cruz
Annette@comcast.net
(505) 319-4109

District 4: Annette Chavez y De La Cruz

Term Expires: 2019

Committee Appointments

  • Capital Outlay Committee
  • Planning Committee

Annette Chavez y De La Cruz has 31 years of combined experience in higher education and public education. She is retired from CNM, where over 17 years she held the positions of campus director/student success team leader at the South Valley Campus, interim campus director of the South Valley Campus, director of Job Connection Services, and Human Resources representative. As the CNM South Valley Campus Director, she reversed declining enrollment, secured on-site library holdings and services, engaged the first on-site food vendor, secured local restaurant discounts for students, and implemented a children’s reading event for YDI Head Start participants. As the CNM Job Connection Services director, she doubled service utilization by students, graduates, and employers, launched a second office at the Joseph M. Montoya campus, established scholarships, secured on-site Disney College Internship Program recruitment, and co-created and co-chaired the annual Open House & Career Day outreach event to middle and high schools students.

Before joining CNM, she worked at Albuquerque Public Schools for 13 years, serving in several capacities, including that of positions analyst and interim substitute services coordinator. Annette is the special projects administrator for the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande. She is currently a board member of the South Valley Economic Development Center. Other community engagement and service has included being a community partner in a family empowerment and engagement program, a volunteer reading tutor, and a board member on both the Rio Grande Community Development Corporation and Outcomes, Inc. (formerly Family & Children’s Services, Inc.). Annette earned a master’s degree in Educational Administration from New Mexico State University and a bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

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Nancy Baca

(505) 250-6134

District 5: Nancy Baca

Term Expires: 2021

Committee Appointments

  • Finance Committee
  • Planning Committee

Nancy Baca owns a residential property management business. She is a former journalist who spent nearly two decades in the news business, working as a reporter and an editor for the Albuquerque Journal, the Albuquerque Tribune and the Arizona Republic in Phoenix.

While working as a journalist, she served as president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and as national president of Unity: Journalists of Color.

Ms. Baca has a BA in Communication and management and a BA in Journalism from the University of New Mexico. Her community involvement includes volunteering at Animal Humane New Mexico. She has served as a member of the Albuquerque Museum Foundation board and as president of the New Mexico Apple Council.

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Virginia M. Trujillo

(505) 345-6167

District 6: Virginia M. Trujillo, Secretary

Term Expires: 2019

Committee Appointments

  • Capital Outlay Committee
  • Executive Committee

Virginia M. Trujillo, elected to the CNM Governing Board in February 2015, is a retired educator with an extensive background in education administration and public service. Ms. Trujillo was a teacher at Rio Grande High School and West Mesa High School before spending many years in education administration and serving on local and national boards. While teaching at West Mesa High School, she developed an early childhood program that ran from 1976 until 2010. She served as a member and as President of the New Mexico State Board of Education, directing the development, deployment and outcomes of a $1.5 billion statewide budget from 1982-1994.

Ms. Trujillo also served as deputy director of the Office of Education Accountability in the Department of Finance Administration for the State of New Mexico and she was an Education Policy Advisor to Governor Richardson from 2003-04. Ms. Trujillo was a member of the National Review Panel for Blue Ribbon Schools/Schools of Excellence for the U.S. Department of Education from 1992-2000. She also served on the CNM Governing Board from 1996-2000.

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Michael J. Glennon

glennonm@comcast.net
(505) 238-3654

District 7: Michael J. Glennon

Term Expires: 2021

Committee Appointments

  • Audit Committee
  • Finance Committee

Michael J. Glennon served as president of CNM from 1998 to 2007 and he served as CNM’s vice president for administration from 1989 to 1998. He was named Western Region Chief Executive Officer of the Year by the Association of Community College Trustees in 2004.

Prior to working for CNM, he was deputy director for finance for the New Mexico Commission on Higher Education from 1983 to 1989. He also worked at the University of New Mexico from 1974 to 1983 in several roles, including assistant budget director. Mr. Glennon earned his Master of Business Administration and his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico.

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