Donnelly Library

Thomas C. Donnelly Library


Named for Thomas C. Donnelly, the 10th and longest-serving president of Highlands (1952-1970). His administration, which began in 1952, was marked by the vision to see futures, the courage to sustain purposes and the resourcefulness to supply means to expand the university’s educational programs and its physical facilities. President Donnelly was responsible for the implementation of several new academic course offerings. While the goal of educating teachers still took precedence, Donnelly promoted development of the general academic curriculum so that teachers and other degree-seeking students would receive a strong background in the liberal arts and sciences.


In 1963, Dr. Donnelly completed his 10th year as President of New Mexico Highlands University.



Donnelly Library, 1970  Photo courtesy of Las Vegas CCHP.

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