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Board of Regents Meetings Announcements

April 21, 2019

The New Mexico Highlands University Board of Regents will hold a meeting on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 9:00 a.m., in the Margaret J. Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Avenue, NMHU Main Campus.  The meeting will be zoomed:

The meeting agenda will be available seventy-two (72) hours prior to the meeting in the Office of University Relations.

For disabled access or services call 454-3252 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting to assure that any needed equipment can be made available or special arrangements can be made.

For more information, call (505) 454-3387.

Board of Regents Meeting
Margaret J. Kennedy Alumni Hall
905 University Avenue
Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701

The meeting will be zoomed:


1. Call to Order – Chairman Leveo Sanchez
2. Roll Call
3. Approval of Agenda for April 26, 2019≈
4. Approval of the Minutes from February 14, 2019 and April 4, 2019

5. Board of Regents Report

A. Board Retreat Planning

6. President’s Report – Dr. Sam Minner

A. Ratification of the New Collective Bargaining Agreement for Nonexempt Employees Effective May 17, 2019 (the 1st full pay period, April 29-May 10, 2019, following Board approval) – Action Item
B. Five-Year Capital Plan and NMHED Annual Submittal – Action Item
C. 2018 $4M-GOB Infrastructure Upgrades 1) Fire Safety 2) Parking Lot & Reconstruction 3) Infrastructure Upgrades at Champ Tyrone, Wilson Complex, Victoria de Sanchez 4) Asset Protection – Action Item
D. Rodgers Hall – $1M Appropriation for Bid Lots, NMGRT, FF&E, Roofing, Stucco and Contingency – Action Item
E. Open Meetings Act Resolution – Action Item
F. 2019 Legislative Fellowship Experience Presentation
G. President’s Update
H. Council of University Presidents (CUP) Update
I. Golf Course – Action Item
J. Other

7.Persons Wishing to Address the Board
8. ASNMHU Report
9. Faculty Senate Report – Dr. David Sammeth
10. Staff Advisory Senate – Ms. Adele Ludi
11. Higher Learning Commission Update – Dr. Lee Allard
12. Comprehensive Discussion: Transform Education New Mexico – Dr. Patricia Latham

13. Executive Session – (a) limited personnel matters related to hiring, promotion, demotion, dismissal, assignment, resignation, of or investigation or consideration of complaints or charges against any individual or public employee pursuant to NMSA 1978, § 10-15-1(H)(2); (b) bargaining strategy preliminary to collective bargaining and pursuant to NMSA 1978, § 10-15-1(H)(5); and (c) discussion on pending litigation regarding MAKWA pursuant to NMSA 1978, § 10-15-1(H)(7).
14. Public Action as Necessary on Closed Session Discussion related to MAKWA – Action Item
15. Academic Affairs – Dr. Roxanne Gonzales

A. Contingent Faculty Handbook (Tabled April 4, 2019) – Action Item
B. Academic Affairs Report
C. Other

16. Strategic Enrollment Management Report – Dr. Edward Martinez

A. Review enrollment goal of 4,500 students by 2022
B. Factors that impact enrollment and which factors can we do
something about?

• Number of potential students
• Programs (for growth)
• Online programs (which?)
• Student support
• Recruitment/Retention
• Athletics
• Marketing
• Center
• Implementation Plan

17. Finance & Administration Report – Mr. Max Baca

A. FY19 Unrestricted and Restricted Final BARs – Action Item
B. FY20 Operating Budget – Action Item
C. NMHU Personnel Policy-Code of Conduct – Action Item
D. FY19/Q3 Quarterly Report and Certification – Action Item
E. 2009A Bond Refinancing – Action Item
F. Disposition of University Property – Action Item
G. VPFA Report – Informational

18. Foundation and Advancement Report – Dr. Terri Law
19. Student Affairs Report – Dr. Kim Blea
20. Adjournment

For disabled access or services call 454-3252 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting to ensure that any needed equipment can be made available or special arrangements can be made.

For more information, call (505) 454-3387.