Charge from President’s Office
The purpose of the President’s Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is to:
- Advise the president and university community through a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens.
- Advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion through curriculum, co-curricular and community activities.
- Build collaborative relationships that value diversity, equity, and inclusion across campus and in the community.
- Advise the president on compliance-related issues.
- Become more visible and accessible as a council until a Center of Inclusive Excellence is established (ongoing).
Approved by President Sam Minner (March 10, 2020)
To be the premier example of equitable practices in the empowerment and transformation of lives and communities through education and experience.
(Approved by council November 2019)
(Approved by council January 5, 2022)
NMHU believes in creating spaces of equity for all students through its institutional policies and practices. As an institution of learning, it understands that its efforts at creating a campus environment that recruits, advocates for, and values the cultural and linguistically different assets that marginalized communities bring to the teaching, learning and research experience is both invaluable and constantly evolving. As such, NMHU is committed to advancing and promoting a welcoming and inclusive university environment that recruits broadly, supports equity, and constantly improves diverse student, faculty, and staff retention and success.
NMHU Strategic Plan 2025
Goal 4: Advance excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and practices.
4.1 Embrace our mission as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and emerging Native American-Serving Nontribal Institution (NASNTI) to increase the diversity of NMHU’s faculty, staff, and administrators to better reflect the demographics of New Mexico and our students.
4.2 Develop an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with intellectual, social, cultural and geographical diversity that leads to personal growth through community engagement and curricular and co-curricular programming.
4.3 Advance and promote a welcoming and inclusive university environment that recruits broadly, supports equity, and improves diverse student, faculty, and staff retention and success.
4.4 Employ student engagement and success strategies for students from diverse backgrounds to ensure persistence and completion through active and collaborative learning.
4.5 Cultivate, promote, sustain, assess, and improve multiculturalism and diversity initiatives throughout the campus community in curricular and co-curricular activities, student support services, civic engagement, and professional development.
Land Acknowledgement Statement
I acknowledge that we are on the ancestral territories of the Tanoan tribes including the northern Tiwa Pueblos, the Apache, the Comanche, the Kiowa and the Dine’. We pay our respects to elders both past and present. And, we recognize these Peoples were displaced to accommodate others in the name of progress. With humility, we recognize and respect these Indigenous Peoples, their histories, and their ties to this land.
Reconocemos que habitamos los territorios ancestrales de las tribus Tanoan, de 19 Naciones incluyendo los Apache, los Comanche, los Diné, los Kiowa, y los Ute. Mostramos nuestros respetos a los viejos sabios del pasado y del presente. También, reconocemos que estas personas fueron desplazadas en nombre del progreso colonizador. Con humildad, reconocemos y respetamos a las poblaciones indígenas, sus historias, y sus conexiones a la tierra.