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Presidential Search Update

May 18, 2022

New Mexico Junior College Presidential Search Timeline updates.

April 22, 2022 – Presidential Finalist Survey closed at 5:30 p.m.

April 23, 24, & 25, 2022 – NMJC Board Reviews the Survey Results.

April 25, 2022 – NMJC Special Board Meeting - Closed Session to discuss Presidential Finalists at 3:30 p.m.

April 25 – May 12, 2022 – NMJC Board to vet the Presidential Candidates,  make a campus visit if applicable, and negotiate the President’s Contract. 

May 13, 2022 – NMJC Special Board Meeting - Board Review of Presidential Candidates at 2:30 p.m.

May 18, 2022 – NMJC Special Board Meeting - Announce the next New Mexico Junior College President at 2:30 p.m.

May 18, 2022 – Media interviews the new NMJC President at approximately 3:15 p.m

May 18, 2022 – Welcome to Lea County / NMJC Presidential Reception at WHM at 3:45 p.m. 

Thank you for your interest and consideration of timelines to this important process for NMJC.

Dr. Moore

Dr. Derek Moore has over twenty-five years of experience in higher education and workforce development. Throughout his career, Dr. Moore’s focus on student success involves a holistic approach, which includes creating synergy among the college, community, and employers in helping students reach their educational and career goals.

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