Highlands University 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…



Jesus L. Lopez, Vice Chair
P.O. Box 2115
2429 Hot Springs Blvd. Las Vegas, N.M. 87701
505.425.3730 Fax: 505.425.0805

Jesus L. Lopez was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico, where he has resided his entire life. He is a 1972 graduate of New Mexico Highlands University, majoring in Spanish and political science. He received his juris doctorate from the University of New Mexico School of Law, and has been a Las Vegas attorney for 31 years. Lopez has served as counsel to two presidents of Highlands University, and is a former district attorney. He also served 14 years as chairman of the West Las Vegas Board of Education. Always active in civic and political affairs, Lopez also served as chairman of the San Miguel County Democratic Party for more than a decade. More…


Nancy R. Long, Member
P.O. Box 5098, Santa Fe, N.M. 87502-5098
505.982.8405 Fax: 505.982.8513

Long is president and shareholder of Long, Pound & Komer, P.A., a Santa Fe based law firm, founded in 1987. Her practice is primarily in the areas of land use, transactional work, real estate and commercial representation. She has attained an AV rating, the highest attainable for the rating of lawyers in the United States by Martindale Hubbell. Long has represented large development projects in the City of Santa Fe as well as representing the County of Santa Fe in its real estate and land use cases. She is counsel to the College of Santa Fe and represents the board of the joint Santa Fe City and County water diversion project. More…


Frank Marchi

Frank Marchi, Member
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…


Michael J. Martinez, Student Regent
Las Vegas, NM 87701
EmailMichael Martinez is a sophomore at Highlands earning a bachelor’s degree in biology with a concentration in pre-med. He also attended Luna Community College as a concurrent enrollment student at Robertson High School in Las Vegas. More…