New Mexico Highlands University seeks its twenty-third President who will lead the university to its next level of success while maintaining its traditional mission to serve regional populations.
New Mexico Highlands University was founded in 1893. It is a public, state-funded, regional comprehensive university. NMHU is a Hispanic Serving Institution and an aspiring Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institution, with open admissions and master’s level programs serving more than 68% Hispanic, Native American, and African American students. Fifty-one percent of all students study at the master’s degree level. The total Fall 2022 FTE for all campuses, both undergraduate and graduate, was 2,066.
The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. NMHU is composed of the College of Arts and Sciences; School of Business, Media and Technology; School of Education; and the Facundo Valdez School of Social Work. The University offers 43 undergraduate programs and 21 graduate programs.
NMHU’s main campus is located in Las Vegas, New Mexico. New Mexico is called the Land of Enchantment, filled with rich diversity, history, heritage, and culture. Las Vegas maintains its historical flavor with a central plaza and over 900 historical structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A town of approximately 15,000 people with an 83% Hispanic population, Las Vegas is approximately a one-hour drive east of Santa Fe and two hours from Albuquerque accessed by Interstate 25, with additional transportation services of Amtrak.
The President serves as chief executive officer of the University and reports to the Board of Regents. The President is expected to effectively execute the University’s Strategic Plan; commit to excellence in teaching, research, and public service; communicate the University’s mission and goals to a broad constituency; and raise the revenue required for the successful execution of the University’s Strategic Plan.
Completed applications are due by October 30, 2023. To ensure full consideration, you will be required to submit: 1) A letter that addresses the position’s expectations and qualifications; 2) A current resume or CV; and 3) The contact information for three professional references. The search page, which includes the Executive Search Profile and application and nomination links, is located at https://rhperry.com/nmhupresident.
RH Perry & Associates, a national executive search firm, is assisting New Mexico Highlands University in this search. All confidential communications may be directed to our search team: Dr. Sue DeWine, Senior Consultant, at (812) 701-8892, or Dr. Pam Shockley-Zalabak, Senior Consultant, at (847) 313-5520, or to NMHUPresident@rhperry.com.