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Human Resources/Payroll

New, temporary information during COVID-19: All human resources/payroll interactions will  be done by one of the following modalities: previously arranged appointment (please call first 505-454-3308), Zoom (web), email, and phone. HR contact information is available online at

Human Resources/Payroll will remain available to provide services and support for students, faculty, and staff, while working from home and/or on campus. Although some staff will remain on campus, services and support staff will only be available by phone and email. In-person services and support will not be available.

Human Resources/Payroll does not expect a reduction in services, except for in-person support.  Staff will be able to assist. Please contact the following individuals:


Employment  ||  HR Documents ||  Holidays  || Power of Service

New Time Sheet Instructions HERE

Welcome to Human Resources and Payroll!

We work in support of New Mexico Highlands University’s values, vision, and mission.

Human Resources/Payroll delivers excellence in service providing resources to faculty, staff, and students to recruit, engage, and retain employees.

Human Resources/Payroll administers personnel policies and procedures, Affirmative Action policies, benefits, recruitment, employment, compensation, employee and labor relations, training, organizational development, and payroll.

For available career opportunities, visit the NMHU jobs website.

The Human Resources/Payroll department offers ongoing resources to faculty, staff, and students. Look for training opportunities and development workshops on our Power of Service page.

New Mexico Highlands University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability or handicap, serious medical condition, spousal affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Human Resources/Payroll Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Human Resources/Payroll
New Mexico Highlands University
Box 9000
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Phone 505-454-3308


Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (MST)

University Communications West, Room 111

Staff Directory

Faron Valencia
Human Resources/Payroll Director
Phone: 505-454-3243

Marka Trujillo
HR Generalist
Phone: 505-454-3242

Steven Gonzales
Payroll Accountant
Phone: 505-426-2196

Ruth Mariampolski
Director of Compliance and Title IX Coordinator
Phone: 505-454-3363
Cell: 505-429-6888

Anthony Trujillo
Payroll Manager
Phone: 505-454-3136

Miguel Garcia
HR Technician
Phone: 505-454-3393

Jacobo Rael
HR Technician
Phone: 505-454-3141

Kelly Barnes
Senior Administrative Assistant
Phone: 505-454-3308