Board of Regents Meeting

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Date(s) - 04/29/2024
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Student Memorial Center seminar room
1000 W. College Avenue - Silver City, NM

The Western New Mexico University Board of Regents will meet on Monday, April 29. The Executive Session meeting is at 8:30 a.m. on April 29. The regular session begins at 9:30 a.m.

The regular meeting will take place in a hybrid session, with in-person attendees in the Thomas B. McDonald Student Memorial Building Seminar Room, WNMU, Silver City. The meeting will be available for viewing at A recording of the meeting will be posted on the WNMU Board Meetings video archive webpage at

The agenda for the meeting can be found below.

tbd Budget & Finance Committee Meeting – Virtual by Zoom

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

  1. For the purpose of discussion of limited personnel matters (report on possible personnel actions and annual discussion of President’s evaluation); collective bargaining between WNMU and AFSCME; 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 purchase) pursuant to NMSA 1978 Section 10-15-1 (H-2), (H-5), (H-7) and (H-8).

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


I. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

II. Approval of Agenda

III. Approval of Minutes of March 28, 2024

IV. Review Date of Next Board Meeting: July 2024 Workshop and Meeting

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

VI. Old Business

        A. None

VII. New Business

A. Recommendation of Faculty Emeritus Designation – President Joseph Shepard & VPAA/Provost Jack Crocker

B. Promotion and TenureVPAA/Provost Jack Crocker

C. Post-Tenure ReviewVPAA/Provost Jack Crocker

D. Sabbatical Leave – VPAA/Provost Jack Crocker

E. Faculty Handbook Changes VPAA/Provost Jack Crocker & Faculty Senate President Scott Smith

F. Staff Senate Constitution & Bylaws Changes VPBA Kelley Riddle & Staff Senate President Adele M. Springer

G. Staff Handbook Changes – VPBA Kelley Riddle & Staff Senate President Adele M. Springer

H. Alcohol & Drug Prevention Biennial Program Review – VPSA&EM Betsy Miller’

I. 2024-2025 Budget President Joseph Shepard & VPBA Kelley Riddle

J. FY24 Quarter 3 Financial Actions ReportVPBA Kelley Riddle

K. Final FY24 Budget Adjustment Request (BAR)VPBA Kelley Riddle

L. 5 Year Capital Outlay Plan & Infrastructure Capital Infrastructure Projects (ICIP) – VPBA Kelley Riddle

M. Asset Disposal – VPBA Kelley Riddle

N. State Education Network Interagency Agreement – VPBA Kelley Riddle

O. Acquisition of Land and Existing Structures VPBA Kelley Riddle

P. Amendment to Collective Bargaining Agreement between WNMU & AFSCME – VPCC Julia Morales

Q. Resolution Adopting Notice Procedures Pursuant to the NM Open Meetings Act – Regent Chair Mary E. Hotvedt

R. Election of OfficersRegent Chair Mary E. Hotvedt

VIII.     Regents Information Session

A. Public Comments

B. Board Closing Comments

IX. Adjournment

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

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 MISSION 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.

VISION 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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