Media coverage of the unauthorized, costly and misleading name change from Northern New Mexico College to Northern New Mexico University has been extensive. The Santa Fe New Mexican feature article [left] was followed by articles in Inside Higher Ed, The Arizona Daily Star, and The Houston Chronicle among others. New Mexico news stations also featured the story on evening news broadcasts as well as on their websites.
The Santa Fe New Mexican, in particular, emphasizes responses by New Mexico Legislators critical of the name change. Northern New Mexico College has yet to correct their website and social media sites to reflect that their official name is still Northern New Mexico College rather than Northern New Mexico University.
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New Mexico Legislature on SB-603 NNMC Name Change Bill
Parts 1-8, featuring NNMC President Nancy "Rusty" Barcelo, VP Domingo Sanchez, VP Ricky Serna, and the Public Affairs Committee of the NM Senate.
Feb NNMC Regents Agenda