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University Relations

What We Do

The Office of University Relations is responsible for external and internal communications for New Mexico Highlands University.  The office is in charge of the image presented to the public, which includes design standards, publications, news, multimedia content, web content and communications. The office is also the custodian of records defined under the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act.

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Our Mission

New Mexico Highlands’ Office of University Relations’ mission is to disseminate relevant information about the university to external and internal audiences, promote collaboration between the university and external organizations, and support the overall mission, vision and goals of the university.

Services We Offer

  • Press releases/media relations
  • Maintain an image/video library for university promotion
  • Social media outreach
  • Ensure compliance with the Highlands Branding Policy
  • Publication design
  • Website changes


Q: I have an idea for a news story. Whom should I contact?
A: Send an email to

Q: There is incorrect information on our web page. How do we fix it?
A: Fill out the web changes form here.

Contact Information

David Lepre

University Relations
Vice President for Marketing and Communications
Phone: 505-454-3380
Room: UCWB 111

Benson Hendrix

University Relations
Digital Media Manager/Web Developer
Phone: 505-429-1026
Room: UCWB-111

Theresa M Garcia

University Relations
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 505-454-3387
Room: UCWB 111