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The Santa Fe New Mexican has issued a correction regarding Northern New Mexico College name change to "university."
NNMC Vice President of Institutional Advancement Ricky Serna misrepresented the college's accrediting agency's role in the attempt at an institutional name change. This misrepresentation was repeated to both the media and to New Mexico Senators during discussion of the Name Change Bill (SB-603).
The accrediting agency, The Higher Learning Commission, "did not play a role in the name change" as was claimed by VP Serna. This misrepresentation was taken directly to NM State Senators by NNMC President Nancy "Rusty" Barcelo and VP Serna during discussion of the NNMC name change bill, which was never called to full floor discussion or vote by its sponsor Senator Carlos Cisneros.
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