Board of Regents Meeting

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Date(s) - 03/28/2024
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Student Memorial Center seminar room
1000 W. College Avenue - Silver City, NM

REVISED: 3/25/2024

tbd                   Budget & Finance Committee Meeting – Virtual by Zoom

8:30 a.m.           Executive Session –Virtual by Zoom ( / Serna Conference Room, WNMU Castorena Hall

  1. For the purpose of discussion of limited personnel matters (report on possible personnel actions); preliminary discussions regarding matters between WNMU and AFSCME (collective bargaining unit); legal matters subject to attorney-client privilege concerning threatened or pending litigation; and discussion of purchase, acquisition or disposal of real property or water rights (potential property disposal) pursuant to NMSA 1978 Section 10-15-1 (H-2), (H-5), (H-7) and (H-8).

9:30 a.m.           Regular Session – Virtual by Zoom ( / Seminar Room, Student Memorial Building


I. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance 

II. Approval of Agenda 

III. Approval of Minutes of January 19, 2024 

IV. Review Date of Next Board Meeting: April 2024 

V. University President’s Report (Information) – Dr. Joseph Shepard 

VI. Policy and Procedure Review (Information) – Dr. Joseph Shepard 

VII. Old Business 

A. 2022-2023 FY Audit Report VPBA Kelley Riddle 

VIII. New Business 

A. 2024-2025 Student Fees President Shepard & ASWNMU President Elizabeth Gonzales 

B. 2024-2025 Tuition President Joseph Shepard & VPBA Kelley Riddle 

C. Recommendation of Building Name President Joseph Shepard 

IX. Regents Information Session 

A. Public Comments 

B. Board Closing Comments 

X. Adjournment 

 A recording of the meeting will be posted on the WNMU Board Meetings video archive webpage at: 

Or may be accessed from: 

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Click on Live Feed & Video Archive 


An open-access Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and New Mexico’s Applied Liberal Arts and Sciences University, Western New Mexico University combines a foundation of liberal arts education with quality professional programs and career and technical preparation in a diverse, inclusive, creative, and caring community of learners empowered with the essential skills and knowledge for lifelong success in work and life. 

Al ser una Institución al Servicio de Hispanos (HSI) y de inscripción abierta, así como la Universidad de Artes Liberales y Ciencias Aplicadas de Nuevo México, Western New Mexico University combina una base de educación en artes liberales con programas profesionales de calidad y preparación técnica en una comunidad diversa, inclusiva, creativa y solidaria de estudiantes capacitados con habilidades y conocimientos esenciales para el éxito permanente en la vida y el trabajo. 


Western New Mexico University is a premier and innovative Applied Liberal Arts and Sciences University in combination with internationally recognized professional programs and career and technical preparation. Its students achieve career goals, become conscientious citizens, practice social and environmental responsibility, and impact their communities and their futures as independent thinkers who know themselves within the changing context of a global, digital world. Embracing its identity as a Hispanic Serving Institution, WNMU is the central contributor in its region for public service, economic development, and cultural enrichment. 

Western New Mexico University es una Universidad de Artes Liberales y Ciencias Aplicadas líder e innovadora que combina programas profesionales reconocidos internacionalmente y la preparación profesional técnica. Sus estudiantes alcanzan metas profesionales, formándolos en ciudadanos comprometidos, que practican la responsabilidad social y ambiental, que tienen impacto en sus comunidades y en su futuro como pensadores críticos independientes que se conocen a sí mismos dentro del contexto cambiante de un mundo global y digital. Adoptando su identidad como una institución al servicio a hispanos, WNMU es la contribuyente central en su región para el servicio público, el desarrollo económico y el enriquecimiento cultural. 

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