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Janice Baca-Argabright
San Antonio, NM


President
B.S. and M.A.


Master of Arts - Educational Administration - UNM
Bachelor of Science - Elementary Education - NMSU
  • Retired Associate Superintendent Special Education & Support Services Socorro Consolidated Schools 2005-2013
  • Director of Bilingual/Special Education & Support Services - Socorro Consolidated Schools - 2002-2005
  • Special Programs Coordinator - Socorro Consolidated Schools - 2000-2002


Member of:
  • NM Council of Administrators of Special Education - 2008-Present
  • NM Environmental Improvement Board - 2001-2002
  • Socorro County DWI Planning Council - 1999-Present
  • Character Counts! Coalition - 1996-Present
  • Family Planning Advisory Board - 2000-2002
  • S.C.O.P.E. - 1999-Present
  • La Vida Felicidad, Inc. - 1991-1997
  • NM Communities in Schools - 1993-1996
  • Socorro County Senior Citizens/Foster Grandparents - 1987-Present
  • Hispanic Education Advisory Council 2011 Present

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Gabrielle S. (Gabby) Begay
Arenas Valley, NM

Board Member

Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice Western New Mexico University, Silver City, New Mexico
Silver High School National Honor Society, Silver City, New Mexico
  • Associated Students of WNMU President May 2014-March 2015
  • Associated Students of WNMU Vice President August 2013-April 2014
  • Associated Students of WNMU Senator January 2013 May 2013
  • Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice Honor Society) 2012-2013
  • Criminal Justice Club Vice President 2011-Present
  • Member of the Native American Club 2011-Present
  • Teen Court of Grant County, Court Clerk 06/07-05/08
Volunteer Work:
  • Silver City Little League Coach Summer 2012
  • Silver High Girls Golf Asst. Varsity Coach 2010-2012


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Dan Salzwedel, Ph.D.
Sandia Park, NM


Vice President
Ph.D. University of New Mexico
MS University of Wisconson Milwaukee
BS University of Wisconson Milwaukee
A.A. Sheboygan Co. Teachers College

  • Adjunct Professor, eight years at New Mexico Highlands University
  • Consultant for S and S Enterprises for ten years
  • Administer and Director for all interscholastic activities for the New Mexico Activities Association, 23 years
  • Superintendent for three years at Lake Arthur Municipal Schools
  • Assistant basketball coach for two years at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • Teacher, Coach and Principal for three years Des Moines Municipal Schools
  • Teacher, Coach and Athletic Director for two years at West Bend in Wisconsin

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Jerry Walz
Cedar Crest, NM

Board Member
B.A. History/Social Studies Group Major
Teaching Certification for Secondary Education
University of New Mexico Juris Doctorate (1980)

  • Licensed in District Court of New Mexico, District Court of Arizona, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court
  • Licensed in New Mexico, Texas and Colorado
  • Member Criminal Justice Act Panel
  • Represented New Mexico Attorney General’s Office, New Mexico Supreme Court, numerous judicial districts and over 60 governmental entities in federal and state litigation.
  • Appeared and argued at the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, New Mexico Appellate Courts
  • Published Continuing Legal Education Material
  • Featured as Co-Chairman and presenter at numerous accredited continuing Legal Education seminars
  • Former Chairman and Vice-Chairman WNMU Board of Regents
  • Chairman and Vice-Chairman – New Mexico Athletic Commission
  • Top honor New Mexico Press Association “Coffee Time”
  • Editor for Lordsburg Liberal & Silver City Daily Press
  • Former attorney for boxing legend Johnny Tapia from 1984-1999

 



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