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.
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 3, Secretary
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.”
District 2, Member
Rissie Daubert represents District 2. She is a resident of Dexter and a retired educator with 40 years of experience. For 32 years, she worked for the Dexter Consolidated School District as an English middle and high middle school teacher, an instructional coach and dean of students. Daubert earned her degrees from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. She received a bachelor’s degree in physical education with a minor in English and a master’s degree in secondary education with an emphasis in English. “I really appreciate our community college and our university,” Daubert said. “I see it as a good place for our students to go to begin their education at the higher level, but I also see it as a good resource for our community and for our local schools. I think it has a lot to offer Dexter schools if they will utilize it correctly. It offers a great resource for things we can’t offer on our own.”
District 4, Member
Jamila Miller, who moved to Roswell in 2012, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Middle Grades Education from Emmanuel College in Georgia and a Master of Education degree in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University in Arizona. Miller has served in public education since 2002.From 2012 to 2022, Miller worked for Dexter Consolidated Schools as a classroom teacher, an Instructional Coach, and the PreK-12 Programs Director. In 2022, Miller became an Assistant Principal at Berrendo Middle School in the Roswell School District.
Prior to moving to Roswell, Miller taught middle school in Albuquerque, West Florida and Northern Virginia. Miller’s husband, a Roswell native, is also an educator in Roswell. Miller says, “I am excited to serve, and to be able to work with and for the community.”
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