Office of Student Affairs

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The Office of Student Affairs is involved in all aspects of student life including individualized learning support and career counseling. This office oversees both academic and non-academic student programming and activities, student government functions as well as the facilitation of clubs and organizations. We strive to facilitate a learning environment that is free from academic and non-academic impediments, and is governed by strong foundational values: integrity, respect, innovation, excellence, and service.


Vanessa Richardson, M.Ed
Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs
Phone: 575-674-2396


Michelle Devora, M.Ed.
Director of Career Development
Phone: 575-674-2228


Brett Newcomer, MBA
Director of Student Life
Phone: 575-520-5173 (Call or Text)


Jeremy Taulbee, M.Div.
Assistant Director of Student Affairs
Phone: 575-674-2227


Miley Grandjean, MA
Director of Academic Support & Adjunct Instructor of Biomedical Sciences, Medical Education
Interim Chair of the Diversity Council
Phone: (575) 674-2366


Stephanie Trujillo, Ed. S
Educational Specialist
Phone: 575-674-2291


Yvonne Ortega, PhD
Educational Specialist