September 12, 2018


CONTACT: Donna Oracion, 575-624-7403


A welcome reception for new ENMU-Roswell president, Dr. Shawn Powell, will be held on Thursday, September 20. The community is invited to the reception at the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, 409 E. College Blvd. from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Powell began his position as president of ENMU-Roswell on Sept. 1. Before that, he served as the vice president of academic affairs at Casper College, a comprehensive community college in Casper, Wyoming. At Casper College, he also served as dean of social and behavioral sciences, and as a psychology department faculty member. He holds a doctorate in psychology and a master’s degree in administrative leadership. Powell retired after 30 years in the Air Force and Air National Guard. His military service included a tour at the United States Air Force Academy as an associate professor of behavioral sciences and leadership and director of the cadet counseling center. He was a co-chair for Complete College Wyoming. He is a licensed psychologist and is board certified in school psychology. Powell was the founding director of the Wyoming National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program and worked as a school psychologist in Wyoming public schools for 12 years.