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Central New Mexico Community College

School of Communication, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Main Campus, Max Salazar Hall, Suite 414
900 University Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Phone: (505) 224-3588


Staff Directory


Ruby Encinias
Achievement Coach MS 414 (505) 224-3595
Cathy Beck
Communication Specialist
(reception, faculty office assignments & office hours, keys, course cancellations)
MS 414 (505) 224-3588
Andrea Bedoni Payroll Specialist
(payroll, faculty leave and substitute pay, database management, faculty leave & substitute pay, PT LOA prep.
MS 414 (505) 224-3600
Inez Gomez Budget Specialist
(textbook & supply orders, PDP tuition reimbursement, equipment inventory & repair, travel)
MS 414 (505) 224-3604
Hector Navarro Human Resources Specialist (hiring, faculty portfolios, faculty database) MS 414 (505) 224-3592
Janelle Terrazas
Scheduling/ Curriculum Specialist (scheduling data entry, course syllabi, web site management) MS 414 (505) 224-3602
Carla Ponce
 Administrative Coordinator
(administrative support for Dean, supervision of staff)
MS 414 (505) 224-3604


Department Chairs Directory

Stephen Andrews
Communication, Economics, History, Journalism, Political Science MS 542 (505) 224-4000
ext. 50077
Marjo Garlach Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Psychology, Sociology   

 4000 ext.50198

Stephen Mathewson
English, General Honors MS 533 (505) 224-4000
ext. 50075
Tomas Ruiz-Fabrega
Humanities, Religion, Modern Languages, Philosophy MS 540 (505) 224-4000
ext. 50234
Vincent Schenck
Art, Music, Theatre MS 544 (505) 224-4000
ext. 50282


Education Program Directory

Catron Allred
Director of Education Alternative Teacher Licensure, Child, Youth, and Family Development, Early Childhood, Elementary, Education, Special Education MS 413 (505) 224-3597
Meredith Tucker
Education Outreach Specialist MS 413 (505) 334-3607
Elma Garcia
Bilingual Early Childhood Program Coordinator MS 413 (505) 224-3605


School Administration

Zachary Shank Associate Dean MS 414 (505) 224-3588
Paula Smith-Hawkins Associate Dean MS 414 (505) 224-3588
Erica Volkers Dean                                                                                   
MS 414 (505) 224-3588