Strategic Enrollment Management

The Division of Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) is dedicated to our students’ success. SEM includes the offices of Recruitment and Admissions, Student Success Center, Financial Aid, the Native American Center and the International Education Center.

SEM’s mission is to build and sustain an inclusive, dynamic, engaged, and diverse student community at New Mexico Highlands University.

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.

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Theresa M. Law, JD, CFRE
Vice President of Student & Donor Engagement

Portrait of Theresa LawTheresa is a native of Jeannette, Pennsylvania and earned her bachelor’s degree in government and international relations from the University of Notre Dame and her juris doctor, cum laude, from Tulane University Law School.

She was admitted to the State of Illinois Bar in 1994 and practiced for several years as supervising attorney for Association House Legal Services in Chicago. Upon transitioning to philanthropy, Theresa joined the national office of the Alzheimer’s Association, and subsequently held leadership roles in philanthropy at Valparaiso University, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, WellSpan Health, and Thiel College before coming to NMHU.  Theresa has successfully led fundraising efforts of up to $60 million, and has had executive responsibility for multiple Foundations and nonprofits. Additionally, Theresa has served as adjunct faculty at Goucher College, and is a frequent regional and national presenter with AFP, CASE, and AHP.

Vanessa Velasquez
Executive Administrative Assistant