ENMU-Roswell is governed by both the ENMU Board of Regents and the Branch Community College Board. The Branch Community College Board has total authority over taxing and bonding and other fiscal issues relating to the campus, and also serves as an advisory board to the ENMU Board of Regents. The Board of Regents has the authority over curriculum and administrative issues. This governance arrangement is accomplished through an operating agreement that is reviewed, revised if necessary, and approved every two years.2019 Meeting Dates
District 1, President
Born in Lovington, Mireya Trujillo is currently the Human Resource Director for the Roswell Independent School District. Previously, she served as 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.
Carleton (Cla) Avery
District 5, Vice President
Carleton (Cla) Avery represents District 5 and serves as Vice President of the board. Since 1996, Avery has worked as the local organizer of Roswell Hike It & Spike It 4-on-4 Charity Flag Football Tournament, a special activity of Character Counts! In Chaves County. Since 2012, Avery has also served on the Board of Trustees of Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. From 2000 to 2011, he served as Executive Director of Character Counts! In Chaves County. From 1974 to 1999, Avery was a teacher at Mountain View Middle School. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from New Mexico Highlands University, where he minored in English, Secondary Education. “I am truly committed to serving the best interests of Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell, its students, faculty, and administration,” said Avery.
District 2, Secretary
Patricia Parsons represents District 2. The former Dexter Schools superintendent has close to 40 years of experience in public education. A native of Dexter, Parsons worked as a teacher in Texas and Hagerman before joining Dexter Consolidated Schools in 1984. She worked as a teacher, then as a principal, and began serving as superintendent in 2005. She retired in 2013. Parsons currently works as an educational diagnostician at the Parkview Early Literacy Center with the Roswell Independent School District. Parsons has a bachelor’s degree in science and a master’s degree in education, in addition to a certificate as an educational diagnostician.
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.
Tammy Lueras has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Texas State University and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at El Paso. From 1983 to 2017, Lueras served in a number of positions in the Nursing Program on the ENMU-Roswell campus. She worked as a full-time Nursing instructor from 1983 to 1997 and served as Nursing Program Director from 1997 to 2010. She also worked as an adjunct Nursing instructor from 2012 to 2017 when she retired from ENMU-Roswell. Prior to working at ENMU-Roswell, Lueras served as the Nursery Department Director at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. She was also a Surgical Staff Nurse and Pediatric Charge Nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Lueras has extensive knowledge of NM State Nursing Education Program requirements and initial nursing licensure requirements. She also has knowledge of National Nursing Accreditation requirements having directly participated in 5 national nursing accreditation cycles. In her spare time, she volunteers at the Good Samaritan Food Bank in Roswell. “I hope to be of service to the University and the Citizens of Chaves County through my role as a CCB member.”