July 12, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Donna Oracion, College Development Director, ENMU-Roswell, 575-624-7403
Desiree M. Cooper, Coordinator of Media Relations, ENMU, 575-562-2133
Benito Gonzales, ENMU System Director of Human Resources, 575-562-2115
ENMU-Roswell Presidential Candidates Set to Visit Campus and Community
The five finalists selected in the search for a new President at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell will be visiting the campus July 17-19. The candidates will be interviewing with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community. Community members are invited to meet the candidates during forums scheduled for Wednesday, July 18 in the Performing Arts Center from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The search committee encourages and welcomes input and feedback on the candidates. The schedule is below:
- 2 p.m. – Eloy Chavez, dean, College of Extended Learning and Continuing Education, Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK
- 2:30 p.m.- Carlee Drummer, president, Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson, CT
- 3 p.m.- Shawn Powell, vice president for Academic Affairs, Casper College in Casper, WY
- 3:30 p.m. – Robert Munoz, vice president for Community and Industry Education, Trinity River Campus, Tarrant County College District in Fort Worth, TX
- 4 p.m. – Richard Sax, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College in Rio Grande, OH
For more information, contact Benito Gonzales, ENMU system director of Human Resources at 575-562-2115.
Since 2012, Dr. Eloy Chavez has served as dean of the College of Extended Learning and Continuing Education at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK. Chavez holds an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from Oklahoma State University, a master’s degree in Student Personnel Administration from the University of South Carolina, and a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration from the University of New Mexico. Chavez also has a Student Activities Management Certification from the National Association for Campus Activities, University of South Carolina. Prior to his position at Northeastern State University, Chavez worked as a Spanish teacher, ELL test administrator, and student advisor with Shawnee Public Schools (2009-2012). From 2008-2009, he served as dean of Continuing Education and Community Services and adjunct faculty member at Rose State College. From 2006-2008, he served as dean of Student Services at University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Other positions have included director of Student Services (1997-2006) and dean of Students at St. Gregory’s University (1992-1997) and assistant director, University of New Mexico Student Union (1986-1992).
Dr. Carlee Drummer has served as president of Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson, CT since 2014. She has a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in English from The State University of New York at Stony Brook and a bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University. From 2001-2014, she served as executive director of College Advancement and executive director of the Educational Foundation for Oakton Community College. From 1996-2001, she worked as vice president of Lipman Hearne, Inc. Other positions have included associate vice president for Communications and associate professor of English at Carthage College (1992-1996), manager of Public Relations/Communications at New York Public Library (1989-1992), and director of Public Relations and Publications, Baruch College, City University of New York (1983-1989). She is currently an instructor in Integrated Marketing Communications at Quinebaug Valley Community College. She also served as associate professor of English at Carthage College (1992-1996), a business writing instructor at Baruch College (1986-1989), and Experiential Learning Evaluator at Empire State College (1985-1992).
Since 2008, Dr. Robert Munoz has worked as vice president for Community and Industry Education at Trinity River Campus, Tarrant County College District in Fort Worth, TX. He holds an Ed.D. in Educational Administration from New Mexico State University, a master’s degree in Counseling from Sul Ross State University, a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from University of Texas, El Paso, and an associate’s degree in Management from Odessa College. Prior to his position at Trinity River Campus, he worked for 16 years at Odessa College, where he held several administrative and teaching positions. From 2007-2008, he served as dean of Workforce and Technical Studies and from 2000-2007, he was dean of Workforce, Distance Education, Title V and Continuing Education. From 1999-2000, he served as dean of Continuing Education and from 1993-1999, he was department chair of Management and Business Administration and assistant professor of Management. He was a Management instructor from 1992-1993. He worked as a probation officer for Ector County Adult Probation (1987-1992).
Dr. Shawn Powell, Lt Col (ret) has served as vice president for Academic Affairs at Casper College in Casper, WY since 2015. He holds a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado, a master’s degree in Administrative Leadership from the University of Oklahoma, a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma, a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Oklahoma, and an associate’s degree in Flight Engineering Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. From 2011-2015, Powell served as dean at Casper College and worked as a Psychology instructor (2007-2011). He was the director of the Wyoming National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program from 2005-2007. He worked as school psychologist for Laramie County School District #1 (2004-2005). In the United States Air Force Academy, Powell was associate professor in the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership department (2004) and director of the Academy Counseling Center and assistant professor (2001-2004). He currently teaches several courses at Casper College, including general psychology and research methods. He was an assistant professor at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (2001-2013) and an adjunct faculty member at several universities, including the University of Wyoming and the University of Northern Colorado. Powell retired from the United States Air Force and Air National Guard after 30 years of service.
Since 2014, Dr. Richard Sax has served as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College in Rio Grande, OH. He holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in English from Haverford College. From 2011-2014, Sax was dean of instruction and chief academic officer and professor of English at the University of New Mexico- Valencia Campus. Prior to that, he held several positions at Lake Erie College. He was professor of English (2007-2011), distinguished teaching professor in the Humanities (2009-2011), and vice president of academic affairs and dean of the College from 2007-2009. He served as dean of the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and professor of English at Fort Lewis College from 2004-2007. He was professor of English and dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at Madonna University from 1984-2004.