Commencement Committee

CONTACT INFORMATION

For the person completing this report.

Marisela Marquez

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOARD

Official Name of the Board

Commencement Committee

Effective date of establishment

01/1990

Authorized by

Provost

Board Reports To (if applicable)

Student Affairs and Enrollment Management VP

Scope of Impact

Campus

Type of Board

Standing

Purpose

Planning and implementation of Las Cruces Main Campus Commencement.

Authority

Advisory and planning committee to the Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

MEMBERSHIP

What is the process for selecting a chair?

Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management select the Chair and Executive Vice President and Provost appoints.

Chair for 2017-18 Academic Year

Name

Marisela Marquez

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Co-Chair for 2017-18 Academic Year

Co-chair Name

Gabrielle Martinez

Co-chair Email

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Chair for 2018-19 Academic Year

Name

Marisela Marquez

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Co-Chair for 2018-19 Academic Year

Co-chair Name

Gabrielle Martinez

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Additional Membership Details

Members are appointed by

By Position

Position appointment description

Areas directly related to Commencement, will appoint a member for representation.

Is membership representative?

No

What university function/office is responsible for appointments?

Department with direct connection to Commencement.

What are the terms of appointment?

Ongoing

Are terms staggered?

No

Are members subject to reappointment?

Yes

Please explain the conditions under which members are subject to reappointment.

Members are subject to reappointment if the member leave his/her current position.

What is the process for filling vacant positions?

Hiring into the departmental position.

Member List
Name Title Member Type
Kimberly Altamirano Exec. VP Provost Exec. Assitant Non-voting Member
Gena Barela President's Office, Admin. Assitant, Sr. Non-voting Member
Amanda Bowen Victim Services Coordinator, Police Dept. Non-voting Member
Lydia Duran Exec. Assistant, Chancellor's Office Non-voting Member
Natalie Kellner Chief Advisor, Board of Regents Non-voting Member
Jeany Llorente-Ontiveros Publications Coordinator, Marketing Services Non-voting Member
Marisela Marquez Event Planner, SAEM Non-voting Member
Gabrielle Martinez Communications Specialist, Assc., SAEM Non-voting Member
Bernadette Montoya VP Student Affairs/Enrl Mgmt Voting Member
Melody Munson-McGee Chief of Staff,EVPP Non-voting Member
Norma Palomino Admissions Advisor,Univ Sr. Non-voting Member
Kevin Prieto ASNMSU President Non-voting Member
Rocky Puentes Supv, Painter Non-voting Member
Gary Rachele Asst Dir, Special Events Non-voting Member
Ricky Ruiz NMSU Bookstore Non-voting Member
Michael Smith Events Tech Service Coord Non-voting Member
Jolie Tixier Dir, Board & Donor Rel Non-voting Member
Ophelia Watkins Dir, Auxiliary Operations Non-voting Member
Jayna Whitehead Affiliated Staff, NMSU Bookstore Non-voting Member
MEETINGS & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

What university office/function provides administrative support to this board?

Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

What are the requirements for the number of meetings to be held annually?

Meetings are held four times a year, during the months of May and December. No requirements, meetings held on a need basis.

Was the requirement for the number of meetings met?

Yes

List of Meeting Dates

November 29, 2017
December 12, 2017
May 1, 2018
May 15, 2018

Major Accomplishments

Execution of ongoing changes to the Commencement Ceremonies and processes based on student, staff and faculty feedback. Changes implemented by the Chancellor, Vice President and Provost, and members of the President's Academic Council.


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