This has been a very important week for the future of our college. Throughout the week, members of the Higher Learning Commission have been in Carlsbad on a fact-finding visit related to the change of control from New Mexico State University-Carlsbad to Southeast New Mexico College. The group, which included a dean from Ambrose University in Iowa, a Vice Chancellor from Arkansas State University and a Residential Faculty member from Mesa Community College, met with faculty and staff, as well as members of the community. Their assignment is to put together a report for the full HLC.
We enjoyed getting to visit with them about the community-wide effort to have our college go independent. It seemed like they had a very good visit and we are confident they saw, first hand, how bright the future is for Southeast New Mexico College in Carlsbad.
From the office of Mayor Dale Janway