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Highlands Santa Fe

New Mexico Highlands Santa Fe is here to help take your future to the next level. Highlands Santa Fe offers upper-division and graduate courses leading to bachelor’s and master’s degrees in several rewarding fields. We also have an RN-BSN completion program, which is offered via distance education to nurses who have earned an associate’s degree in nursing.

Located in the Santa Fe Higher Education Center
Santa Fe Higher Education Center


Located in the Santa Fe Higher Education Center
1950 Siringo Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505

1950 Siringo Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
Phone: 505-426-2127

Academic Schedule

Academic Calendar

Need help? Please contact our Student Help Desk.



Center Staff

Center Manager
Robert A. Anaya
Academic Advisor/Recruiter
(505) 426-2130

Senior Administrative Associate
MaryAnne Sandoval
(505) 426-2126

Center Advocate HUCARES
Ms. Latasha Burbank
Crisis number 505.795.3665 or 505-429-4505
– Counseling Coordinator
– Advocacy
– Title IX



Dr. Cristina Duran, Dean of Social Work

Alisa Montano

Amanda Romero

Elizabeth Massaro, PhD

Erin Doerwald

Jeannette Baca

Matthew Borst

Matthew Esquibel

Nick Heim

Robin Bartee

Sarah Meadows

Tonia Caselman

Veronica Sanchez

School of Education
Geraldine Glover, PhD

Jill Griffin, PhD

Robert Karaba, PhD


Community College partnerships
Santa Fe Community College
Santa Fe Higher Education Center




Undergraduate Programs

College of Arts and Sciences

School of Business, Media and Technology

Business Administration – Main Campus and Online*

  • Concentrations:
    • Accounting (BBA, or minor)
    • General Business (BBA or minor)
    • Finance (BBA, or minor)
    • Management (BBA, or Minor)
    • Marketing (BBA, or Minor)
    • Media Marketing (BBA)
  • Certificates
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Human Resources Management
    • Marketing

School of Education

  • Early Childhood Multicultural Education (AA, BA, or minor)*
  • Elementary Education (BA)*
  • English as a Second Language (minor)
  • Bilingual Education (minor)
  • Secondary Education (minor or certificate)
  • Special Education (BA or minor)*

Facundo Valdez School of Social Work

Social Work*

*Undergraduate Degree completion programs with earned associates degree

Additional online programs: click here


Graduate Programs

School of Business, Media and Technology
Master in Business Administration (MBA) –Main Campus and online *

  • Concentrations:
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • International Business
    • Human Resources Management
    • Management
    • Marketing
  • Certificates:
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Human Resources Management
    • Marketing

School of Education

Counseling (MA) (center and online)

  • Concentrations
    • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
    • Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
    • Rehabilitation Counseling
    • Rehabilitation Counseling with specialization in vocational evaluation
    • School Counseling
  • Certificates (post-graduate with MA in Counseling)
    • School Counseling (PED K-12)
    • Professional Counseling (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)
    • Rehabilitation Counseling (CRC, PED K-12)

Curriculum & Instruction (MA) (center and online)

  • Emphasis areas:
    • Bilingual Education
    • Reading
    • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL)
    • Or a specific content area (e.g. math, English, history, science, etc.)
  • Certificates:
    • Advanced Placement
    • Bilingual Education
    • Reading
    • Secondary Certificate Program Leading to Licensure
    • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL)

Educational Leadership (MA, certificate) *

Special Education (MA)
(center and online)


  • General Special Ed
  • Gifted Education

Facundo Valdez School of Social Work

Social Work (MSW) with Clinical Emphasis



Student Support Services Links


Registrar Forms


Faculty Resources


Vision Statement: Our vision is to be a premier comprehensive university transforming lives and communities now and for generations to come.

Mission Statement: New Mexico Highlands University is a public comprehensive university serving our local and global communities. Our mission is to provide opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to attain an exceptional education by fostering creativity, critical thinking and research in the liberal arts, sciences, and professions within a diverse community.

Core Values

  • Excellence
  • Diversity
  • Accessibility
  • Responsiveness

Strategic Goals for 2020

Highlands University will:

  • Achieve academic excellence, academic integration and student success.
  • Achieve strategic enrollment management.
  • Achieve a vibrant campus life.
  • Be a community partner.
  • Achieve technological advancement and innovation.
  • Achieve enhanced communication and efficiency.


Registration and Financial Aid

New Student Orientation

The Santa Fe center conducts new student orientation at the beginning of fall semester.

Registrar’s Office

  • Registration and Add/Drop
  • Transcripts
  • Degree checks and graduation

Main Office:
(505) 454-3438

Santa Fe contact:
Robert A. Anaya
(505) 426-2130 or

MaryAnne Sandoval
(505) 426-2126


Business Office

  • Pay bills
  • Clear account holds
  • Student accounts receivable

Main Office:
(505) 454-3444

Santa Fe contact:
Robert A. Anaya
(505) 426-2130 or

MaryAnne Sandoval
(505) 426-2126


Financial Aid/Scholarships

  • Financial aid questions
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Financial aid forms (FAFSA)

Main Office;
(505) 454-3318

Santa Fe contact:
Robert A. Anaya
(505) 426-2130 or

MaryAnne Sandoval
(505) 426-2126

Veterans Certifying Official

  • VA requires veterans have applications for payment verified by the institution.
    Robert A. Anaya
    (505) 426-2130


Advising and Tutoring

Academic Advising and Transfer Assistance

Santa Fe contact:
Robert A. Anaya
(505) 426-2130

Degree Audit
Provides access to degree programs and program of study.
Log in to then click student, then click Degree Audit.

Faculty Office Hours
All faculty who are currently teaching hold regularly scheduled office hours at the center, by phone, or via Zoom. They are also available by appointment.

Library Resources
We have dedicated full-time library staff at the campus centers and online.

Tutoring via NetTutor
Stuck? We can help you with our 24/7 online tutoring services.

Writing Center and Writing Support
We have a physical Writing Center, and we also offer tutoring via Zoom. You can email the Writing Center as well.
Turnitin Software is available to students in D2L.


Counseling Services


Advocacy services and prevention education for interpersonal violence, suicide, mental health well-being, etc. Provides referrals for community resources. Program orientation online for all incoming students.

Main Office:
(505) 454-3529
(505) 795-3665 (Crisis number)



Other Student Services

Accessibility Services
Students at the Centers are served in the same manner for accommodations as the Las Vegas based students. The process is the same for all students in all delivery modes.

Main Office:
(505) 454-3252


Career Services Center

  • Job Search strategies/videos
  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Job Interview preparation
  • LinkedIn profile development
  • Internship resources and postings
  • Employment postings
  • Employer recruiting information sessions
  • Virtual career fairs
  • Graduate school personal statements and essays

Main Office:
(505) 454-3048

Online: All services, resources, and virtual career fairs/events are available online at

Student Clubs and Organizations
Students can and have chartered clubs at the Centers, and Center students can join any campus club.

Alumni SupportJoint student-alumni events in center communities, welcome of graduating students by alumni board at center commencement, recruitment of center graduates for specific seats on alumni board, and engagement with students by alumni board.
Theresa M. Law, Vice-President of Advancement
(505) 454-3198



Technical support for NMHU online resources, including Banner, Brightspace, Office 365, Zoom, and more

  • Assistance and training on how to use Highlands’ online course system Desire2Learn.

Help Desk:

Information Technology Services


  • Account Access
  • Password Reset
  • Brightspace
  • Email / Office 365

Technical Support

  • Technical Questions
  • Report Technical Issues
  • Software Install / Updates
  • Network & Wireless
  • Computer / PCs
  • Banner

IT Security

  • Report a Concern / Issue

Technology Acquisitions

  • Software

ITS Help Desk
(505) 454-3496