Aug. 17 will be another exciting day in Carlsbad. That will be the day that classes begin at Carlsbad’s Southeast New Mexico College, being called the “oldest and newest community college” in New Mexico.
It’s a great slogan – the college celebrated its 70th year of accomplishments in 2020. This past year, SENMC Carlsbad began a transition process from NMSU-Carlsbad to SENMC- an independent college that is still accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and affiliated with the State of New Mexico. The slogan captures what we’re hoping to see at the college – a program that takes the best from the college’s 70 year history and merges it with the advantage of local governance as an independent college. The college currently employs 41 full time faculty members, 72 full-time staff and 63 part-time faculty members. SENMC has a population of 2,000 students. We wish them all the very best in this new development.
From the Office of Mayor Dale Janway