Updates on the search will appear here.

July 1, 2019

Advisory Committee Nominations Requested

Governing Board requests nominations from CNM employees and the community for individuals to participate on the Presidential Search Advisory Committee.

July 31, 2019

Update from the Board Chair

Search Update from Pauline J. Garcia, Chair District 1 (pdf -23k)

August 1, 2019

CNM Presidential Search Website goes live

The job profile and application instructions will be published August 12 (this has been slightly delayed, but will be available soon).

August 19, 2019

First day to submit Nomination and Applications to Pauly Group

August 22, 2019

Advisory Committee Selected

Governing Board notifies individuals selected to participate on the Advisory Committee.

September 10, 2019

Advisory Committee Approved

The Governing Board formally approves the Advisory Committee members at the regular monthly Board meeting.

September 11, 2019

First Advisory Committee Meeting

2nd Search Update from Pauline J. Garcia, Chair (pdf -42k)

September 23, 2019

Last Day to Submit Application

October 9, 10, and 11 2019

Semi-final interviews held on Main Campus

October 18, 2019

Final Candidates Announced

October 21-30, 2019

Final Interviews

The dates for the forums will be Oct. 21, 22, 23, 24, 29 and 30. Each finalist will participate in interviews, forums and tours of CNM for two days. Here are the times that finalists will participate in open forums at the campuses:

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

November 12, 2019

The Next President of CNM

Governing Board announces the next president of Central New Mexico Community College.

Timeline subject to change.

Governing Board

CNM’s Governing Board consists of seven members elected to four-year terms from districts within the overall College district, which includes Bernalillo County plus Corrales and Rio Rancho in Sandoval County.

Read More about the Board.

Pauline J. Garcia

Pauline J. Garcia

District 1, Chair

James A Chavez

James A. Chavez

District 2

Thomas E. Swisstack

Thomas E. Swisstack

District 3, Vice Chair

Annette Chavez
y De La Cruz

District 4

Nancy Baca

Nancy Baca

District 5

Virginia M.Trujillo

Virginia M. Trujillo

District 6, Secretary

Michael J. Glennon

Michael J. Glennon

District 7

Presidential Search Advisory Committee

The CNM Governing Board has appointed a Presidential Search Advisory Committee, assigned to review all qualified applicants for the position of President. The Advisory Committee will select and interview semifinal candidates, then will recommend finalists to the Governing Board.

Pauline Garcia

CNM Governing Board Chair


Michael Glennon

CNM Governing Board member


Nancy Baca

CNM Governing Board member


Jerry Schalow

President/CEO Rio Rancho Chamber of Commerce


John Garcia

Executive Vice President, Home Builders Association


Melissa Franklin

Chair, Faculty Senate, Full-time faculty biology


Angel Garcia

CNM Student – President of ECOS


Steve Maestas

CNM Ingenuity Board


Mark Love Williamson

CNM Employee Union President and Part-time faculty


James Lewis

Retired, former Senior Advisor for Public Safety


Angela Ward

Chief Hospital Executive, Presbyterian Rust Medical Center


Mary Martinez

Owner, Home Instead Senior Care


Mayling Armijo

Director, Bernalillo County Economic Development


Sue Cleveland

Superintendent, Rio Rancho Public Schools


David S. Martinez

Sandia National Labs, Human Resources


Miranda Evjen

CNM, Director of Student Experience


Victoria Martinez

CNM, Academic Affairs Director, Culinary Arts, 

Hospitality & Tourism, & Brewing & Beverage Management


Marvin Martinez

CNM, Executive Director of the Physical Plant


Tim Harjo

CNM, Director of SBDC


Loretta Montoya

CNM, Senior Project Consultant


Joe Schaub

CNM, Achievement Coach, Applied Technologies


Rebekah Moskowitz

CNM, Full-time faculty HWPS


Michelle Jewett

CNM, CBE Course Designer


Sherman McCorkle

CNM Foundation Board Member