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Governing Board Announces Finalists for Presidency, Schedule of Public Forums

Public invited to forums with finalists Oct. 21-30
Governing Board Announces Finalists for Presidency, Schedule of Public Forums

Oct 18, 2019

The Central New Mexico Community College Governing Board has named six finalists for the CNM presidency and invites the public and the CNM community to attend open forums with the finalists that will begin on Monday, Oct. 21, and continue through Wednesday, Oct. 30.

A 24-person Presidential Search Committee that included community members reviewed all candidates, identified and interviewed semi-finalists, and made recommendations for the finalists. After the forums and interviews with the finalists, the CNM Governing Board plans to identify and announce the next CNM president at the Nov. 12 Governing Board meeting.

“We’re pleased and grateful that we have six very talented leaders who are very well-suited to guide CNM into the future and advance the College’s vision of Changing Lives, Building Community,” said Governing Board Chair Pauline Garcia. “We’re excited to introduce these finalists to the community and we encourage everybody who is interested in the future direction of CNM to participate in this very important process to identify the next president of CNM.”

The finalists are:

  • Tracy Hartzler, CNM Vice President for Finance & Operations
  • H. Javaheripour, President of Yuba College in Marysville, California
  • Julie Leidig, Provost of Loudoun Campus at Northern Virginia Community College
  • Bernadette Montoya, Leadership Development Facilitator for the Chair Academy for Leadership Development at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona
  • Elena Sandoval-Lucero, Vice President of Boulder County Campus of Front Range Community College in Longmont, Colorado
  • Samantha Sengel, CNM Vice President for Advancement & Enrollment Strategy

Bio information and résumés are available at https://presidentsearch.cnm.edu/final-candidates/, as well as additional information about the presidential search.

Each finalist will participate in public forums at each of CNM’s five campuses. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide important feedback that will be considered by the CNM Governing Board. Here’s the schedule:

Monday, October 21

  • Main Campus with Samantha Sengel – 8 to 9 a.m., Smith Brasher Hall auditorium
  • Montoya Campus with Elena Sandoval Lucero – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Richard Barr Hall, Room 105
  • South Valley Campus with Samantha Sengel – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., SV 1, Room 104
  • Westside Campus with Elena Sandoval Lucero– 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., WS 1, Room 304
  • Rio Rancho Campus with Elena Sandoval Lucero – 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Room 101

Tuesday, October 22

  • Main Campus with Elena Sandoval Lucero – 8 to 9 a.m., Smith Brasher Hall auditorium
  • Montoya Campus with Samantha Sengel – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Richard Barr Hall, Room 105
  • South Valley Campus with Elena Sandoval Lucero – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., SV 1, Room 104
  • Westside Campus with Samantha Sengel – 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., WS 1, Room 304
  • Rio Rancho Campus with Samantha Sengel – 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Room 101

Wednesday, October 23

  • Main Campus with Julie Leidig – 8 to 9 a.m., Smith Brasher Hall auditorium
  • Montoya Campus with G.H. Javaheripour– 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Richard Barr Hall, Room 105
  • South Valley Campus with Julie Leidig– 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., SV 1, Room 104
  • Westside Campus with G.H. Javaheripour – 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., WS 1, Room 304
  • Rio Rancho Campus with G. H. Javaheripour – 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Room 101

Thursday, October 24

  • Main Campus with G. H. Javaheripour – 8 to 9 a.m., Smith Brasher Hall auditorium
  • Montoya Campus with Julie Leidig – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Richard Barr Hall, Room 105
  • South Valley Campus with G. H. Javaheripour – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., SV 1, Room 104
  • Westside Campus with Julie Leidig  – 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., WS 1, Room 304
  • Rio Rancho Campus with Julie Leidig – 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Room 101

Tuesday, October 29

  • Main Campus with Tracy Hartzler – 8 to 9 a.m., Smith Brasher Hall auditorium
  • Montoya Campus with Bernadette Montoya – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Richard Barr Hall, Room 105
  • South Valley Campus with Tracy Hartzler – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., SV 1, Room 104
  • Westside Campus with Bernadette Montoya – 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., WS 1, Room 304
  • Rio Rancho Campus with Bernadette Montoya – 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Room 101

Wednesday, October 30

  • Main Campus with Bernadette Montoya– 8 to 9 a.m., Smith Brasher Hall auditorium
  • Montoya Campus with Tracy Hartzler– 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Richard Barr Hall, Room 105
  • South Valley Campus with Bernadette Montoya – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., SV 1, Room 104
  • Westside Campus with Tracy Hartzler – 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., WS 1, Room 304
  • Rio Rancho Campus with Tracy Hartzler – 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Room 101

Maps of the CNM campuses are available at www.cnm.edu/campuses.