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Admissions Counselors

Your New Mexico Highlands admissions counselor is your go-to person for almost anything that comes up during your application process. You are assigned a counselor based on where you go to school and where you live (county).

David Lucero 

Admissions Counselor

New Mexico (West)
Cibola County, Los Alamos County, McKinley County, Rio Arriba County, San Juan County

Out-of-state (Western US)
Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

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Jessica Bender

Admissions Counselor/Transfer Students

New Mexico (Central)
Albuquerque, Bernalillo, Rio Rancho, Torrance County

Out-of-State (Central/Midwest)
Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin

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Kendell Jordan

Admissions Counselor

New Mexico (Southern)
Catron County, Chaves County, Curry County, De Baca County, Dona Ana County, Eddy County, Grant County, Hidalgo County, Lea County, Lincoln County, Luna County, Otero County, Roosevelt County, Sierra County, Socorro County, Valencia County

Out-of-State (Southern US)
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas

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Michelle Tapia

Admissions Counselor/Campus Tours Specialist 

New Mexico (East)
Colfax County, Guadalupe County, Harding County, Mora County, San Miguel County, Santa Fe County, Taos County, Union County, Quay County

Out-of-State (Eastern US)

Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia,

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International students

International Admissions
The International Education Center is here to assist international students with the process of applying to Highlands, contact International Education.

Native Americans

Native American Center
If you are a tribally enrolled member of a federal- or state-recognized tribe, contact Dr. Spintz Harrison for more information regarding scholarships and enrollment.