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Highlands Rio Rancho Center

ANNOUNCEMENTS:


New Mexico Highlands University Rio Rancho Center is located off of Hwy 528 (Pat D’Arco Highway) and is accessible from Sara road SE or 19th street SE. Come visit us!

Address:
1700 Grande Blvd. SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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Email: riorancho@nmhu.edu
Fax: (505) 891-3203

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Contents
Center Staff
Center Faculty
Community College Partnerships
Admissions/Registrar forms
Undergraduate Programs
Graduate Programs
Faculty Resources
Registration and Financial Aid
Advising and Tutoring
Counseling Services
Other Student Services
Technology

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CENTER STAFF

Senior Administrative Assistant
Loretta Garcia
Senior Administrative Assistant
lsgarcia@nmhu.edu
891-6913

Center Manager, Admissions, Registration & Scheduling Specialist
Charley Ford
clford@nmhu.edu
891-6910

Financial Aid & Business Office Specialist
Lupe Garcia
lupegarcia@nmhu.edu
891-6912

Recruitment & Transfer Specialist
Laura LaCour-Johnson
lajohnson@nmhu.edu
891-6915

Library Specialist
Kim Rogers
kimscott@nmhu.edu
891-6922 or 891-6914

IT Specialist & Evening Coordinator
Matthew Seward
mcseward@nmhu.edu
891-6916

Maintenance/Custodian
Matthew (Brett) Stinson
mbstinson@nmhu.edu
891-6931

School of Education Administrative Assistant
Ronnette Ortiz
raortiz@nmhu.edu
891-6932

Recruiter
Joshua Grine
(505) 891-6942
jjgrine@nmhu.edu

 

CESDP Director
Dr. Patricia Jimenez-Latham
(505) 891-6906
palatham@nmhu.edu

 

 

 

Center Advocate HUCARES
Ms. Latasha Burbank
505.454.3529
Crisis number 505.795.3665
Email

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CENTER FACULTY

ARTS AND SCIENCES

Criminal Justice
Dr. Linda Silber
(505) 891-6918
lsilber@nmhu.edu

Psychology
Dr. Nariman Arfai

(505) 891-6911
narfai@nmhu.edu

BUSINESS

 

Dr. Ali Arshad
(505) 891-6926
aliarshad@nmhu.edu

 

 

Dr. Emmanuel Nkwenti-Zamcho

(505) 891-6905
enkwenti@nmhu.edu

Dr. Chuck Swim
(505) 891-6921
charlesswim@nmhu.edu

EDUCATION (Counseling)

 

Dr. Kevin Ensor
891-6903
kensor@nmhu.edu

 

 

 

Dr. Anna Koch
(505) 891-6941
amkoch@nmhu.edu

 

 

 

Dr. Lori Rudolph
(505) 891-6920
lhrudolph@nmhu.edu

 

 

 

 

Michael Morad-McCoy
(505) 891-6928
mmoradmccoy@nmhu.edu

 

 

EDUCATION (Educational Leadership)

 

Dr. Patricia Cruz
(505) 891-6917
pacruz@nmhu.edu

 

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Karaba
(505) 891-6901
karaba@nmhu.edu

 

 

EDUCATION (Special Education)

 

Dr. Paul (PJ) Sedillo
(505) 891-6907
pjsedillo@nmhu.edu

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION (Teacher Education)

 

Dr. Melani Buchanan-Farmer
(505) 891-6935
buchananfarmer@nmhu.edu

 

 

Dr. Jerry Cronin
(505) 891-6925
jerrycronin@nmhu.edu

 

Dr. Carolyn Newman
(505) 891-6909
newman_c@nmhu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Seonsook Park
(505) 891-6924
parks@nmhu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Ann Wolf
(505) 891-6923
aawolf@nmhu.edu

 

 

Dr. Eva Yerende
(505) 891-6933
evangelina@nmhu.edu

SOCIAL WORK

Amy Messex
(505) 891-6934
amessex@nmhu.edu

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Community College Partnerships
Central New Mexico Community College

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Undergraduate Programs
Accounting – Main Campus and Online
Business Administration – Main Campus and Online
Early Childhood Multicultural Education
Elementary Education
Management – Main Campus and Online
RN-BSN Program
Special Education
Social Work (B.S.W.)

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Graduate Programs
Business Administration – Main Campus and Online
Master of Arts in Education
Curriculum and instruction emphasis: Reading
Counseling
Educational Leadership
Professional Counselor Licensure
Rehabilitation Counseling
School Counseling
Master of Social Work
Special Education

Online Degrees
MBA – Main Campus and Online
RN-BSN Program

Licensure Programs and Continuing Education
Bilingual Education
Early Childhood Multicultural Education
Educational Leadership Licensure
Elementary Education Licensure |
Reading |
Secondary Education (education courses only)
Social Work CEUs
Special Education Licensure
State of New Mexico Licensure Programs
TESOL/ ESL

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Admissions

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Student Support Services Links

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Registrar Forms

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Faculty Resources

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Vision Statement: Our vision is to be a premier comprehensive university transforming lives and communities now and for generations to come.

Mission Statement: 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.

Core Values

  • Excellence
  • Diversity
  • Accessibility
  • Responsiveness

Strategic Goals for 2020

Highlands University will:

  • Achieve academic excellence, academic integration and student success.
  • Achieve strategic enrollment management.
  • Achieve a vibrant campus life.
  • Be a community partner.
  • Achieve technological advancement and innovation.
  • Achieve enhanced communication and efficiency.

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Registration and Financial Aid

New Student Orientation

The Rio Rancho center conducts new student orientation at the beginning of the fall semester.

Registrar’s Office

  • Registration and Add/Drop
  • Transcripts
  • Degree checks and graduation

Main Office:
(505) 454-3438
registrar@nmhu.edu

Rio Rancho contact:
Charley Ford
(505) 891-6910
clford@nmhu.edu

Online
www.nmhu.edu/office-of-the-registrar

Business Office

  • Pay bills
  • Clear account holds
  • Student accounts receivable

Main Office:
(505) 454-3444
SAR@nmhu.edu

Rio Rancho contact:
Lupe Garcia (505) 891-6912
lupegarcia@nmhu.edu 

Online
www.nmhu.edu/campus-services/business-office

Financial Aid/Scholarships

  • Financial aid questions
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Financial aid forms (FAFSA)

Main Office:
(505) 454-3318
financialaid@nmhu.edu

Rio Rancho contact:
Lupe Garcia (505) 891-6912
lupegarcia@nmhu.edu 

Online
www.nmhu.edu/financial-aid

Veterans Certifying Official

  • VA requires veterans have applications for payment verified by the institution.
    Rio Rancho contact:
    Charley Ford
    clford@nmhu.edu
    (505) 891-6910

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Advising and Tutoring

Academic Advising and Transfer Assistance

Rio Rancho contact:
Laura LaCour-Johnson, Recruitment and Transfer Specialist
(505) 891-6915
lajohnson@nmhu.edu

Degree Audit

  • Provides access to degree programs and program of study.
  • Log-in to https://banweb.nmhu.edu/ then click student, then click Degree Audit.

Faculty Office Hours
All faculty teaching hold regularly scheduled office hours at the center, via phone, or via Zoom, and are also available by appointment.

Library Resources
Dedicated full-time library staff for campus centers and online on the web at www.nmhu.edu/libra/distance-education-library-services

Tutoring via NetTutor
(24/7 online services)
nmhu.desire2learn.com/d2l/home

Writing Center and Writing Support
Writing Center Tutoring via Zoom
www.nmhu.edu/writing-center/
writingcenter@nmhu.edu

Turnitin Software available to students in D2L.

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Counseling Services

HU-CARES
Advocacy services and prevention education for interpersonal violence, suicide, mental health well-being, etc. Provides referrals for community resources. Program orientation online for all incoming students.
Main Office:
lcburbank@nmhu.edu
(505) 454-3529
(505) 795-3665 (Crisis number)
Online:
www.nmhu.edu/prevention

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Other Student Services

Accessibility Services
Students at the Centers are served in the same manner for accommodations as the Las Vegas based students. The process is the same for all students in all delivery modes.
Main Office:
(505) 454-3252 • desquibel@nmhu.edu

Bookstore:
http://www.bkstr.com/newmexicohighlandsstore/home

Career Services Center

  • Job Search strategies/videos
  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Job Interview preparation
  • LinkedIn profile development
  • Internship resources and postings
  • Employment postings
  • Employer recruiting information sessions
  • Virtual career fairs
  • Graduate school personal statements and essays

Main Office: 
(505) 454-3048
careerservices@nmhu.edu

Rio Rancho contact:
All services, resources, and virtual career fairs/events are available online at www.nmhu.edu/careerservices

Educational Outreach Services
http://www.nmhu.edu/current-students/e-courses/
eosonlinehelpdesk@nmhu.edu
(877) 248-9854
(505) 426-2215
Assistance and training on how to use Highlands’ online course system Desire 2 Learn

Student Clubs and Organizations
Students can and have chartered clubs at the Centers, and Center students can join any campus club.
Main Office:
(505) 454-3495
marggonzales@nmhu.edu

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Technology

Educational Outreach Services

  • Assistance and training on how to use Highlands’ online course system Desire2Learn.

Help Desk:
eosonlinehelpdesk@nmhu.edu
(877) 248-9854
(505) 426-2215

Information Technology Services

Access

  • Account Access
  • Password Reset
  • MyNMHU
  • Desire2Learn
  • Email / Office 365

Technical Support

  • Technical Questions
  • Report Technical Issues
  • Software Install / Updates
  • Network & Wireless
  • Computer / PCs
  • Banner

IT Security

  • Report a Concern / Issue

Technology Acquisitions

  • Software

ITS Help Desk
(505) 454-3496

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