Author Archive | Bill Knief

Spring enrollment: a busy time at UNM-Taos

Spring has come early this year on the UNM-Taos Klauer Campus. Ever since November 17, with winter fast approaching, the Enrollment Office has been busy registering students for the Spring, 2015 Semester. If that seems a little premature, you’re right. In years past, the enrollment period didn’t even start until the Monday after Thanksgiving. But […]

New testing center opens at UNM-Taos

During the groundbreaking ceremony October 2nd for the Student Success Center addition to Padre Martinez Hall on Klauer Campus, the college also held a ribbon cutting for the new Pearson Vue Testing Center. Now that it is up to speed, I asked Student Success Manager Diego Trujillo for an update as to the purpose of […]

Commit to complete at UNM-Taos

The mission of UNM-Taos as expressed in the recently completed five year plan is “to provide quality educational opportunities that transform the lives of our students, enrich the lives of our culturally diverse citizenry, and strengthen the regional economy”. An important but often overlooked component of this mission is our commitment to helping students transfer […]

UNM-Taos to hold Oct. 2 groundbreaking

The numbers are still coming in, but it looks like, for the second fall semester in a row, UNM-Taos has topped the 1,800 mark in enrollment. If you count the summer session, this means that we are likely to serve upwards of 4,000 students in the 2014-2015 school year. This is quite an accomplishment, especially […]

Practical, applied education at UNM-Taos

In the interest of full disclosure, I have always had a personal fondness for Taos Local Television, ever since a few of us—Candyce O’Donnell, Gail Russell, Rose Rutherford, Rick Romancito, Kathy Cordova, George Chacon, Bob Romero and I, if I recall correctly—created a nonprofit corporation and formed the first TLT board of directors some thirty […]

Institutional Effectiveness at UNM-Taos

Most of the staff at UNM-Taos wear more than one hat. Anita Bringas is the UNM-Taos Administrative Officer and the Title V Grant administrator. She handles data and institutional research for the branch and files reports to the state, the federal government, the Higher Education Department and the Public Education Department. In addition, she compiles […]

Exploring educational pathways

The Bridges Project for Education held its annual College Fair Saturday, September 27 in UNM-Taos’s Bataan Hall on Civic Plaza Drive. Every year UNM-Taos is a major participant, sending advisors and representatives to engage current students, potential students and the parents of students in a dialogue about higher education and the opportunities and advantages that […]

UNM-Taos: Celebrating success

The numbers are still coming in, but it looks like, for the second fall semester in a row, UNM-Taos has topped the 1,800 mark in enrollment. If you count the summer session, this means that we are likely to serve upwards of 4,000 students in the 2014-2015 school year. This is quite an accomplishment, especially […]

UNM-Taos: A broader perspective

Daniela and Joshua Sisneros are an interesting couple. I met Daniela some years back when she was an administrative assistant while pursuing her associate’s degree at UNM-Taos, and I hadn’t met Joshua until a couple of weeks ago when they spent a few busy days in Taos checking in with friends and family. They had […]

Poet Jimmy Santiago Baca to read in Taos

Jimmy Santiago Baca is a highly respected poet and man of letters who rose to national prominence from prison and the barrios of Albuquerque. The UNM-Taos CAMP program (the College Assistance Migrant Program) under the direction of Juan Montes has arrange a free public reading and Youth Slam in Bataan Hall, Friday (Aug. 29), 4-6 […]

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