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New Mexico's Central University Center has been looking across the country for its next president, but most of the finalists envisioned have close ties to New Mexico.
The NJC Board plans to announce Tuesday the future president of the Albuquerque Junior College with more than 20,000 students. They named six finalists, but one of them retired, leaving five candidates running for the position.
The one to be chosen will replace Katharine Winograd, president for over 12 years and the oldest president of the last 54 years of the NJC.
Council members met in camera on Wednesday and Friday and are scheduled to meet again on Saturday at home. Council Chair Pauline Garcia said all finalists were well positioned to lead the college. She did not answer a call for a comment on Friday.
Brad Moore, a spokesman for the NJC, said earlier that the college had spent nearly $ 60,000 for the Pauly group to conduct a national recruitment of candidates. According to their resumes and short biographies on the NJC website, four of the remaining five candidates have ties to New Mexico.
Two finalists currently working at the NJC are Tracy Hartzler, Vice President of Finance and Operations, and Samantha Sengel, Vice President of Promotion and Registration Strategy.
Two others, G.H. Javaheripour, president of Yuba College in Marysville, Calif., And Bernadette Montoya, leadership development facilitator at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona, have close ties to the country of Enchantment.
Dr. Javaheripour, a doctor of education from the University of New Mexico, worked from 2001 to 2005 at UNM-Gallup Community College and from 2005 to 2006 at Santa Fe Community College. He has a house in Albuquerque. Patsy Maestas-Javaheripour, who taught in public schools in Albuquerque and Bernalillo.
Montoya, 53, is from New Mexico. She earned a BA and MA from New Mexico State University and a PhD in Education from the UNM. She worked at the Grants Campus Community College NMSU from 1992 to 2001, at Doña Ana Community College in Las Cruces from 2001 to 2006, and at NMSU from 2001 to 2018, eventually becoming Vice President of Student Affairs and Management. registrations.
The two internal NJC candidates include a lawyer who helped develop a public policy on higher education in the state and a vice-president who was awarded several successful fundraising initiatives for the college. .
Hartzler, 49, is the lawyer. She is a member of the bars of New Mexico and Washington, DC, and has been a member of the Indiana Bar. She was Special Assistant Attorney General of the New Mexico State Inter-State Commission before joining the Legislative Finance Committee of New Mexico, where she worked from 2011 to 2015. At CFL, she was involved in amending the formulas funding of higher education institutions and the lottery exchange. Program. She has been working at CNM since 2015.
Sengel, 43, has been with the CNM since 2001, originally as Director of Development, and has risen several positions to become a leader in the promotion and registration strategy. During his tenure in this position, double credit registrations increased by 375%. She has also been a leader in fundraising for the community college. She led CNM's 2020 $ 20 million fundraising campaign, which was completed earlier than planned in 2019. Although she completed her undergraduate degree at the UNM in the late 1990s, she did was a student at the UNM Foundation.
The only foreigner, Julie Leidig is the Provost of the Loudoun Campus at the Northern Virginia Community College, where she has been working since 2010. Although she has already worked in the south-west of the country, she has held various positions in the community. Higher Education in Texas Colleges. Leidig's resume also shows work experience abroad. According to her curriculum vitae, she worked for five years as a school administrator, faculty member and consultant in Tokyo in the late 1980s.
Leidig, 62, has been a finalist at the Lord Fairfax Community College in Virginia and Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada, in recent years, according to news reports.
Leidig is the largest administrator of the Loudoun campus, located less than 30 miles from Washington, DC. It is one of six campuses that, when combined, become one of the largest community colleges in the country. During his tenure, the school established partnerships with nearby universities to make it easier for students to complete their bachelor's degree. The universities with which his school is a partner include George Mason, George Washington and Marymount Universities, according to the NJC website.