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Highlands University Board of Regents

New Mexico Highlands University Mission

New Mexico Highlands University is a public comprehensive university serving our local and global communities. Our mission is to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to attain an exceptional education by fostering creativity, critical thinking and research in the liberal arts, sciences, and professions within a diverse community. For more information about our mission, click here.


Board of Regents

Leveo V. Sanchez, Chairman
529 Hillside Avenue
Santa Fe, N.M. 87501

Leveo Sanchez is a dynamic leader with decades of domestic and international business success and distinguished public service. He is a New Mexico native and returned to the state in 2006. In May, 2008, Gov. Bill Richardson appointed Sanchez to the Highlands Board of Regents. More…



LouElla Marr-Montoya, Member
786 Dora Celeste Drive, Las Vegas, NM 87701

Marr-Montoya gained more than 30 years of experience in higher education administration and counseling through various positions at Luna Community College. She earned her M.A. in guidance and counseling from Highlands as well as her B.A. in sociology, psychology and secondary education.. More…



Sandra M. Turner, Vice Chair
PO Box 1803, Tijeras, New Mexico 87059

Sandra Turner is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 20 years of experience in social and human services, program management, and administration. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from Highlands and her B.S. in psychology and sociology from Eastern New Mexico University. More…


Frank Marchi

Frank Marchi, Secretary/Treasurer
3301 Utah NE, Albuquerque, N.M. 87110

Frank Marchi has had a distinguished career as an insurance executive for Manuel Lujan Insurance, Inc. in Albuquerque, where he is currently a business consultant. Prior to that, he was chief operating officer, president of the board of directors, and senior vice president for the insurance agency. More…


John Ramon Vigil, Student Regent
118 N. Coronado Avenue; Española, NM 87532

John Ramon Vigil is a native of Española pursuing a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in business management. He served three terms on the New Mexico Highlands University student government, with two consecutive terms as president pro-tempore. More…