Community College Board Group Shot

Not Pictured: Chad Hamill

Community College Board Meeting Minutes

Eloise Blake - District 3 - President

Eloise Blake

Eloise Blake is a retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel. She worked as a nursing instructor at ENMU-Roswell and was the chair of the Division of Health for 12 years before retiring from the university. She was granted emeritus status and received the Harris Award for Distinguished Service to ENMU-Roswell in 2005. Blake is a member of the Eastern New Mexico Medical Center board and several military associations. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Delaware and a master's degree in psychology from Eastern New Mexico University. Blake also has a master's degree in nursing from the University of Texas at El Paso.

Mireya Trujillo - District 1 Secretary

Mireya Trujillo

Born in Lovington, Mireya Trujillo is currently the principal of Sunset Elementary School. She is also the co-owner of El Charro Mexican Food Industries in Roswell. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in Education from ENMU. She served as Co-Chair of the 2008 United Way of Chaves County campaign. She is also a member of the Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce, the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, the RHCC Pinatafest Committee, and works as a volunteer translator for various organizations, including Character Counts in Chaves County. Among her numerous honors, Trujillo was named Outstanding ESL Teacher of the Year at New Mexico Junior College, and was a nominee for the Outstanding First Year Teacher Award, Laureate Award, and Teacher of Character Award. She is a recipient of the Molly Pitcher Service to the Community Award from the New Mexico National Guard Air Defense Artillery.

Chad Hamill - District 2

Chad Hamill

Chad Hamill is the deputy chief for the Roswell Fire Department. He is a Hagerman school board veteran and served on the Community College Board when the board was made up of all the school board members in Chaves County. Hamill believes ENMU-Roswell plays a vital role in helping students in the county get a higher education through the 'dual credit' program, where high school students can earn both college and high school credit before they graduate.

Ralph Fresquez - District 4

Ralph Fresquez

Fresquez received a master's degree in Political Science and History from ENMU in 1968. He worked on the ENMU-Roswell campus as Associate Director of the High School Equivalency Program for eight years, before taking the Assistant City Manager position with the City of Roswell. Fresquez later served as Roswell City Manager. During that time, he also worked actively in the community, serving on the ENMU-Roswell Community Advisory Committee, Main Street Program, and Chamber of Commerce. He also served as President of the New Mexico City Manager's Association. Fresquez served in the United States Navy and upon being honorably discharged, attended the University of San Francisco, where he received a bachelor's degree. He is retired and enjoys playing golf. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Jail Ministry for the Catholic Churches of Roswell.

Dawn Tschabrun - District 5

Dawn Tschabrun

Dawn Tschabrun has served as the chief executive officer at Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell since 2012. She has also served as an advisory board member for the Health Department on campus for the past three years. Tschabrun wants to work as an advocate for both the community and for ENMU-Roswell. She said ENMU-Roswell needs to address access, technology, funding, and curriculum to remain competitive in meeting the demands of the local business workforce.