Our Core Values

Connecting Students to their Goals

CNM Core Values

  • Be Caring
  • Be Ethical
  • Be Inspiring
  • Be Connected
  • Be Exceptional
  • Be Courageous

CNM Vision Statement

Changing Lives, Building Community

CNM Strategic Direction Goals

Student Success: Ensure learning and support that promotes student persistence in achievement of education and training goals.

Community Success: Lead and support high value workforce and community engagement.

Organizational Excellence and Innovation: Define CNM as a high quality organization and transformational workplace.

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CNM Connect Services Model

The CNM Connect Services model was based on data from the SENSE and Non-retained Students Survey Team (NRRST) data. This data set showed four overlapping opportunities for CNM:

  • Community Connections: a strong connection to someone at the college who can help when difficulties arise
  • Instruction: academic resources and modes of instruction that promote greater levels of student engagement
  • Financial aid: financial support including advisement, resources and aid
  • Awareness and access to resources: promoting access to an awareness of resources so students can use them when needed

CNM Connect Services is nationally recognized as an innovative approach to student success and gratefully acknowledges support from the following foundations and community partners:


  • Acción
  • Albuquerque Interfaith
  • Albuquerque Partnership of Community Action
  • Albuquerque Public Schools
  • Center for Law and Poverty
  • Circles
  • Coalition of Financial Education
  • Innovate Educate
  • Law Access New Mexico
  • New Mexico Immigrant Law Center
  • Metropolitan Detention Center
  • PB&J
  • Prosperity Works
  • Samaritan Counseling
  • Single Stop
  • Southwest Creations
  • United Way of Central New Mexico
  • University of New Mexico

Community Partners

  • Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Bank of America Foundation
  • Bank of the West
  • Citi Foundation
  • Don Chalmers Ford
  • FINRA Foundation
  • United Way Worldwide
  • Lumina Foundation
  • PNM
  • Kresge Foundation
  • McCune Foundation
  • US Bancorp Foundation
  • Wells Fargo
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Prosperity Works
  • Law Access New Mexico
  • Samaritan Counseling