Tag Archives | Title V

Yes, we can, at UNM-Taos!

Last year, our 10th as a branch of New Mexico’s powerhouse university, was quite a year. We beat everybody in the state for enrollment growth and then came in as the 17th fastest growing community college of our size in the nation, in a field of over 350 institutions. It felt good to get some […]

The institutional effectiveness of 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 […]

UNM-Taos: Ahead of the curve

UNM-Taos is proud to be an HSI—a Hispanic Serving Institution. That is a federal designation that qualifies colleges and universities to apply for the Title V grants which are a major funding source for our community college. One of the main requirements for being accepted as a Hispanic Serving Institution is that your student enrollment […]

Senator Martin Heinrich visits UNM-Taos (part 2)

Last month, Senator Martin Heinrich’s staff requested a meeting with us on the Klauer campus for the purpose of connecting with local renewable energy companies and getting an update on the federal programs that UNM-Taos participates in. On February 16 the senator spent most of the afternoon touring the solar array, having a working lunch […]

Hitting our stride

UNM-Taos is a dynamic place. Students and faculty come and go, our economic condition changes at the will of granting institutions and the state legislature, and new classes and programs emerge with each semester. We don’t sit still for long. But one thing that doesn’t change is our mission to provide high quality, affordable education […]

The face of things to come

“I always love the start of the fall semester. You can feel the excitement in the air,” began Executive Director Dr. Kate O’Neill in our conversation last week about what the second half of the 2012 school year might hold for our community college. “Our enrollment numbers look strong and we are seeing a lot […]

The past is prologue

Another year has come and gone, and once again it’s time to reflect on how far we have come at UNM-Taos, and where we stand today. I grew up at a time when being able to accurately decode Roman numerals was thought to be an essential component of the grade school curriculum. Now it’s only […]

David Trujillo, UNM-Taos grants officer

David Trujillo is the newest addition to the UNM-Taos administrative team. He is now our grants officer, doing whatever needs to be done to secure and manage the funds which are crucial to our survival as a dynamic and effective institution. Mr. Trujillo is not new to the field. His career spans 37 years of […]

College and career prep starts now

UNM-Taos is already a month into the fall semester, and students are settling into a routine of class work and homework in addition to their family, personal and professional responsibilities. They have adjusted to having more online and hybrid courses this semester, and overall, the transition to an online bookstore has gone smoothly. At the […]

Speaking of dreams

Thursday, October 11, on short notice, I was asked to go to a meeting for something called DREAM Act in the Taos High gym. I hadn’t planned to go, but the event was sponsored by UNM-Taos and a group called Somos Un Pueblo Unido, choreographed and produced by Taos High students themselves. It sounded interesting. […]