Joe Moreno New Manager for Highlands Albuquerque and Rio Rancho Centers

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Joe Moreno

Las Vegas, N.M. – Joe Moreno is the new manager for the Highlands University Albuquerque and Rio Rancho Centers.

“Joe joins us with a strong background in leading centers and working with the community,” said Roxanne Gonzales, Highlands provost and vice president for academic affairs.

“I think there’s a tremendous potential for the Highlands Albuquerque and Rio Rancho Centers to continue to thrive and expand,” Moreno said. “I’m excited to be back in higher education and to apply some of the experience I’ve gained in my previous positions.”

Most recently, Moreno worked as the education manager at the Pueblo of Jemez Department of Education from 2018 to March 2019.

Previously, Moreno was with the University of New Mexico from 2007 to 2018, where he spent the majority of his time at the UNM Rio Rancho campus in a variety of positions such as operations manager, academic adviser and student recruitment specialist.

Moreno earned his master’s degree from the University of New Mexico in education with an emphasis in language, literacy and sociocultural studies. He is a Ph.D. candidate at UNM in the same area of study and plans to complete his doctoral degree in May 2020.

Moreno can be reached at 505-891-6914 or