NMHU Government Relations

The NMHU Office of Government Relations represents the interests of New Mexico Highlands University as the University’s lead advocate and liaison with elected and appointed officials, their staffs, and government bodies.

Its mission is to build and strengthen relationships with the University’s constituencies and encourage investment in and support for NMHU, its programs, and its initiatives.

NMHU 2024 Legislative Session Report

NMHU Legislative Session Report 2024

NMHU Legislative Priorities

NMHU Legislative Priorities for Session 2024





Research and Public Service Programs

New Mexico Highlands University Legislative Leadership Fellowship

New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) undergraduate and graduate students from main campus and centers throughout New Mexico participate in a selective legislative leadership fellowship program. During the program, students learn through practical experience about leadership, state government, and the legislative process. The program culminates with students engaging with elected officials and participating in the legislative process during committee hearings and New Mexico Highlands University Day at the Legislature. Students participate in shadow days with legislative officials, and they can also earn academic credit by enrolling in a practicum. Fellows endeavor to successfully demonstrate the NMHU Student Learning Outcomes of leadership development, effective communication, mastery of content knowledge, and critical reflective thinking skills.

State of New Mexico Government Resources

New Mexico Legislature 

New Mexico Higher Education Department

New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration

New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee

Office of the Governor of New Mexico

Council of University Presidents New Mexico

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