President's Report - June 2019

Jun 01, 2019

APD Cadets to Become First Grads of Central NM Law Enforcement Academy

A group of 19 Albuquerque Police Department cadets became the first graduating class of Central New Mexico Community College’s Central New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy on May 23. CNM launched the 18-week Central New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy (CNMLEA) in January in partnership with APD, and with support from other regional law enforcement agencies, in a concerted effort to support the police cadet training needs of agencies across central New Mexico. The CNM-based academy is helping to address the workforce demand for more police cadets throughout central New Mexico while also providing a collegiate, high-quality education and training environment for cadets to learn the law enforcement profession. In the fall, CNM will host another CNMLEA for police departments in the surrounding areas. All police cadets in New Mexico are taught through standardized curriculum designed by the New Mexico Department of Safety. At the CNMLEA, the curriculum is taught by CNM instructors who are subject matter experts and the academy covers everything from criminal justice academic coursework to firearms training. The firearms training takes place at APD facilities. The cadets graduate from the CNMLEA as police officers, then complete their final training and certifications with their respective police departments.

New Mexico Leadership Summit Set for Aug. 16 at CNM

Local community leaders and aspiring leaders are invited to refresh their perspectives on leadership and get inspired during the 2019 New Mexico Leadership Summit at CNM’s Main Campus on Aug. 16. Sylvia Acevedo (CEO of Girl Scouts USA), Joe Brown (Portfolio Director of IDEO) and Katharine Winograd (CNM President) are among the dynamic lineup of speakers. Learn more at

CNM Seeks Nominations for 2020 NM Ethics in Business Awards

The annual New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards program honors for-profit companies, non-profit organizations and individuals in New Mexico that demonstrate a strong commitment to the highest level of ethical business practices in daily operations, management and personal philosophies, and in their response to crises and challenges. Nominations can be made by a customer, client, employee, consultant, vendor or private citizen who is impressed with the ethical business practices of an organization or individual. Completed nominations will be reviewed and vetted by the New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards Screening Committee. A group of finalists will go through an additional vetting process led by students in fall semester Business Ethics courses at the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management. CNM students will also be a part of the vetting process. Winners will be celebrated at a dinner and awards ceremony in April 2020. To make a nomination and for more information, please visit

CNM Named New Mexico’s Safest Campus

In a recent study based on data collected from the U.S. Department of Education and the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, CNM’s Main Campus was deemed the safest college campus in New Mexico by According to the study, a total of 435 schools colleges and universities across the country were analyzed using four main categories: hate crimes; violence against women; property crimes; and violent crime.

7th & 8th Graders Getting Opportunity to Learn Trades Skills While Building Clubhouse

CNM is providing 7th and 8th grade students with a fun opportunity to put their brains and hands to work at a one-week summer camp starting June 17. Students will learn design, fabrication, green building techniques, STEM-based technical math and professional skills all while building a club house. Students will get to hear from industry professionals during lunch breaks and learn why these skills will be in high demand in our community over the next few years. An awards ceremony will wrap up the week where students will showcase their handy work by unveiling the club house. The club house will be donated to a community organization upon completion. This project is partially funded by the National Science Foundation’s New Mexico Green Grant.

CNM Launching ‘Attend Anywhere’ Classes in Fall Term

Starting in the 2019 Fall Term, CNM will offer “Attend Anywhere” courses that provide broad flexibility, especially for students who are busy juggling schedules and commitments from week to week. The Attend Anywhere courses follow a traditional syllabus and students can expect a normal classroom experience with regularly scheduled lectures, weekly assignments, and exams as usual. The difference between Attend Anywhere and a traditional course is in the delivery, which allows students to attend each class in person, through live high-definition video-conferencing from any internet connection, or by watching recorded lectures at their convenience. Students will be able to move back and forth between these three options at any given time during the semester, depending on their needs and preferences.

Registration for Fall Term Classes Begin June 17

New students can begin registering for CNM’s 2019 Fall Term on June 17. If you know of somebody who could benefit from a CNM education, please encourage them to register early. The Fall Term begins Sept. 3. Visit to view programs and courses or call (505)224-3000 for more information.


CNM’s grateful for donations to the CNM Foundation from these donors:

  • Albuquerque Community Foundation
  • Aon Risk Solutions
  • Bank of America
  • Car Crafters, Inc.
  • Credit Professionals International, Las Madrugadoras
  • Mr. Greg Leyendecker
  • Dr. Janice E. Micali
  • Jaynes Corporation
  • New Mexico Bank & Trust
  • Nusenda Credit Union
  • The Aspen Institute
  • The Rotary Foundation
  • United Way of Central New Mexico
  • Wells Fargo Bank New Mexico, NA

Thanks for Your Support of CNM!

Kathie W. Winograd
CNM President