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Northern New Mexico College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
921 N Paseo De Onate
Espanola, New Mexico 87532
Phone
(505) 747-2111
Email address
admissions@nnmc.edu
School Information
Northern New Mexico College is a Hispanic- and Native American-serving comprehensive institution, offering bachelor's, associate, and certificate programs. Mission The mission of Northern New Mexico College is to ensure student success by providing access to affordable, community-based learning opportunities that meet the educational, cultural, and economic needs of the region. Vision: Northern New Mexico College is a Hispanic and Native American-serving comprehensive institution that will be recognized nationally for cultural sustainability, quality student learning and developing economically strong communities among diverse populations.
General Information
Northern New Mexico College operates an Office of Equity and Diversity. Its former director has since been promoted to the state’s government as the Deputy Secretary of Higher Education. The office remains active on Facebook, promoting Black Lives Matter protests, anti-racist books, and POC grief sessions. There is no evidence NNMC requires critical race theory-related training for its students or faculty.

Actions Taken

Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • The Office of Equity and Diversity posted a message on Facebook encouraging its followers to attend a June 2020 Black Lives Matter rally led by the NNMC Black and African American Student Organization.
  • Black Lives Matter protestors shut down a road on June 19, 2020. This rally was promoted on Facebook by NNMC's Office of Equity and Diversity.
  • The Office of Equity and Diversity posted a message on Facebook encouraging its followers to attend a "POC Grief and Support" Zoom session.
Resources
  • "The Office of Equity and Diversity sponsors events on campus to educate, inspire and engage our students, faculty, staff and the greater community."
  • The Office of Equity and Diversity posted a statement on Facebook encouraging its followers to "Educate oneself against ignorance" as "part of our collective liberation." The post linked to a Buzzfeed article listing "28 Essential Books about Race and Racism" including "How To Be an Antiracist" and "White Rage."
Symbolic Actions
  • In October 2020, Governor Lujan Grisham appointed NNMC's Director of Equity and Diversity, Patricia Trujillo, to the position of Deputy Secretary of Higher Education. She led the Office of Diversity and Equity for 10 years.
Last updated September 10th, 2022
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