Tag Archives | Mayor Darren Cordova

Setting the stage for the next ten years

On December 4, 2013, without fanfare or ceremony, UNM-Taos Executive Director Dr. Kate O’Neill and UNM-Taos Operations Director Mario Suazo stopped by the mayor’s office to get his signature on the lease/purchase option that clears the way for the community college to begin repurposing Rio Grande and Bataan Halls from a convention center facility to […]

UNM-Taos: one of Taos County’s premier assets

You can’t really put a price on a person’s education, because its primary value is intangible: it opens doors of opportunity for a better income over a lifetime, certainly, but it can also open up one’s mind to personal growth and a world of possibilities which would otherwise be beyond the individual’s reach. On the […]

“If I can do it, you can, too”

May 11 is graduation day at UNM-Taos—or, because it signifies the beginning of something just as much as it marks a completion, it might more appropriately be called a commencement ceremony. Executive Director Dr. Kate O’Neill says it is her favorite day of the year. Fully 210 students will cross the stage May 11, shaking […]

Education and economic health

When Councilmember Darren Cordova took the oath of office on January 2 and officially became the new Taos mayor, he made some statements concerning the relationship between education and the economic health of the community. Here’s what he said, in part: “I take over as mayor at a time when we are facing a lot […]