Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
PORTALES—Three finalists have been named for the position of dean of the Ruidoso Instruction Center for Eastern New Mexico University.
The finalists are Dr. Michael Elrod of Las Cruces, N.M., Dr. Joanna Blount of Brandon, Ore., and Dr. Mark Workman of Las Cruces, N.M.
They were selected by a committee of 10 ENMU-Ruidoso employees and community representatives, co-chaired by Dr. Lynn Willard of Ruidoso and Dr. Gerry Huybregts, dean of the College of Business at ENMU-Portales.
Elrod is the campus community and workforce development officer at Dona Ana Branch Community College (DABCC), a branch of New Mexico State University. He has served in various positions with DABCC since 1983, and has a 2002 doctorate in higher education administration from New Mexico State. In 1982–83 Elrod was an instructor at the Clovis branch of Eastern New Mexico University.
Blount is currently associate dean of collegiate and professional technical services at Southwestern Oregon in Coos Bay, Ore. She has served in various positions with Southwestern Oregon since 1996, and has a 2002 Ed.D. in community college leadership from Oregon State University in Corvallis. From 1990–96 Blount was director of counseling services at Clovis Community College.
Workman is vice provost of the College of Extended Learning at New Mexico State University. In 2001–03 he was the campus academic officer at the Alamogordo branch of NMSU. Workman, who has an Ed.D. in community college and university administration from Texas Tech University, was the dean of business and technology at Northland Pioneer College in Show Low, Ariz., in 2001–03.
Community receptions have been scheduled for the public to meet the candidates. All receptions will be from 5:30–6:30 p.m. at the Hawthorn Suites in Ruidoso. The schedule is as follows:
Nov. 8—Dr. Michael Elrod
Nov. 9—Dr. Mark Workman
Nov. 11—Dr. Joanna Blount
For more information, call Dr. K. Paul Jones at 505.562.2312.