Foreword to the Handbook

Effective Date: 8/12/14

Welcome to the Central New Mexico Community College (CNM or the College) Governing Board Handbook.  This handbook connects our strategic direction with our day-to-day operations, enhancing efficiency and productivity.

The Governing Board is an elected group of individuals, constituting a lawful political subdivision, who represent the population of the CNM District.  The Board is responsible for policies that govern all phases of the educational program within the College.  The implementation of the policies through administrative procedures is delegated by the Board to the President as the Chief Executive Officer for the Governing Board.  The Board relies upon the President and staff for the experience and training in education and administration of the College to provide the Board with general guidance in matters of instituting and revising policy.

Recommendations for Board policy changes are received by the Board in an orderly manner through the arrangements described in Board policies and implemented by current administrative procedures.

Policy statements are regularly adopted and disseminated by the Board with the intention of supporting the mission, vision, values, and goals of the College. The policies are intended for the use of College employees, students, and other citizens to provide a general operating climate for guiding decisions related to the attainment of desired educational objectives.

All policy statements and operational policies and procedures are available for public inspection in the office of the President of the College.


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