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caption:Dean of Students, Dr. Rudy GarciaAs the Dean of Students at Central New Mexico Community College, I am responsible for assisting and supporting both students and faculty/staff members with issues related to maintaining a safe and positive educational community in a learner-focused environment.

Part of this effort includes both protecting the individual and group freedoms of students while ensuring the responsibilities of citizenship are upheld.

Maintaining the balance between rights and responsibilities requires that order and stability are created on campus through established codes and policies designed to define behavioral standards and procedural expectations related to those standards.

Contact Information

900 University SE
Student Services Center,
SSC 201

Monday - Friday,
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Mailing Address
525 Buena Vista SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

(505) 224-4342
(800) 453-1304 (toll free)

(505) 224-4740

Contact the Dean of Students Office.

In addition, I am also responsible for promoting and encouraging you, as a CNM student, to be involved on campus and to develop social and leadership skills which will enhance your classroom learning and contribute to your overall personal, professional and academic growth and success. Both experience and training tell us that what determines success for CNM students can best be captured in the words … community involvement! All the things that you do as a student to be involved with campus life and with your academic experience will contribute tremendously to your success as a student. Therefore, I encourage you to talk one-on-one with a classmate about that day’s lecture, to visit individually with your instructor about an assignment, to work with a study group for one of your classes, and to choose a student organization outside of class to be involved with.

So, whether you need direction or guidance regarding those things related to student rights, citizenship, and behavior – or you want to know how to become involved with a student organization or join a club, you can browse the links to the left for additional information about:

  1. Behavioral expectations of you as a student
  2. The disciplinary process at CNM
  3. How you should handle a concern or issue on campus
  4. What opportunities exist for you to be involved on campus

—Dr. Rudy Garcia, Dean of Students

Student Complaints

Read the process for submitting complaints and appeals with the Dean of Students office.

Non-Discrimination Notice

Central New Mexico Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs and activities that received Federal financial assistance from the US Department of Education and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by public entities.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries on CNM’s policies regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990: Mark Cornett, Director of Disability Resource Center, 525 Buena Vista Dr. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. He is also available at (505) 224-3259 or