Tag Archives | Klauer Campus

What can you do with $3.3 million?

Although UNM-Taos took a serious hit due to Governor Richardson’s budget-slashing cost cutting this year at the state legislature, that’s only half of the story. The other side of the budget coin is that even with the loss of 1.6 million in much needed funding, our community college still came away with 3.3 million dollars—more […]

Can spring be far behind?

It wasn’t a very pretty day for new student orientation out at the Klauer campus June 9th. It was cold and grey with a nasty bite to the wind, and for a moment I felt a little sorry for the Flintco crew getting the roof decks on over the steel studs of the Child Development […]

“The rest is just driving the truck”

Rumor had it that there were walls going up at the UNM-Taos Klauer campus on Monday, November 26, so the next day I braved the mud to go out and see what was going on. There I met Wes Klitzman, a soft spoken, affable man in a hard hat talking on his cell phone from […]

Building a community

It started with a vote of confidence. In 2001 the citizens of Taos County and the Enchanted Circle took an extraordinary step. They voted to tax themselves in order to support UNM-Taos and the expansion of Klauer campus. According to Campus Resource Director Dennis Cruz, it was the only tax of its kind in the […]

“Economic development begins with higher education”

When I came here in 1974 Taos didn’t have a community college, and it wasn’t until 2003 that UNM-Taos became a full fledged branch two-year school. Now, as an adjunct instructor and coordinator for the journalism program at UNM-Taos, I can see how UNM-Taos can—and must—play a major role in the lives of the citizens […]