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A 501(c)(3) organization created so that individuals and corporations can show their support for ENMU-Roswell

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Our Mission

The Foundation exists to generate support for Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell’s goal of providing a superior, affordable education to all students. Gifts to the Foundation support programs and activities not funded through traditional sources.

The ENMU-Roswell Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization created to provide a structure through which individuals, corporations and other private sector interests can show their support for ENMU-Roswell.  As a non-profit corporation chartered in the state of New Mexico, the ENMU-Roswell Foundation has been granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service, and all contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Craig Collins

Craig Collins

Foundation Coordinator

1 (575) 624-7304

[email protected]

The Board

The Foundation’s Board of Directors is made up of concerned civic and business leaders in Chaves County who are dedicated to supporting one of the region’s most valuable assets, ENMU-Roswell.
  • Oscar Armendariz
  • Laurie Archuleta Dudek
  • Jose Chavez
  • L.C.(Larry) Harris (Member Emeritus)
  • Steve Henderson (President)
  • Jon E. Hitchcock (Vice President/Treasurer)
  • Justin McClelland
  • Shawn Powell, President, ENMU-Roswell
  • Adriann Ragsdale (Secretary)
  • Desiree Rogers Rattan
  • Richard Taylor
  • LaNelle Witt
Ex-Officio Member
  • Mireya Trujillo, President, Community College Board

Making A Difference

Thank you to the Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell Foundation for supporting the hard work and effort of our university to ensure that Success Starts Here.

In addition to scholarships provided by the Foundation, the college has benefited from:

Sponsored Campus and Community Events

2022 Sponsored Events

  • 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament- 16 teams; 8 female and 8 male
  • Kids College- 31 attendees
  • Art Camp- 60 attendees
  • Splash and Dash- 25 participants
  • United Way Dare to be Her event attendance
  • Art Gala to be held November 10
  • Food Pantry is in development

Campus Funding

2022 Funding

  • $10,000 for matching funds to establish a Food Pantry
  • $10,000 for community and recruiting events
  • $5,000 for Presidential Offices for Program Requests
  • $2,000 for Activities Committee
  • $3,000 for Senates ($1,000 each for Professional, Faculty, and Support Senates)

Gifting Options


An endowment is a collection of assets invested to support ENMU-Roswell’s educational mission in perpetuity. With your gift, you may establish an endowment towards a specific purpose.

Annual Giving

An annual gift can be made at any time for any reason. Annual gifts are used to defray day-to-day expenses as increasing enrollment and demands strain ENMU-Roswell’s resources. Unrestricted donations provide the Foundation’s directors the flexibility to identify where funds are needed most to improve and strengthen ENMU-Roswell. Your contributions can also be restricted to one or more specific areas of interest to you.

Memorial Scholarships

You may make a contribution to the Foundation in the memory of a family member or friend. You may make a general gift or a gift to be designated for a specific area. You can also choose to award a one-time scholarship.

See Available Scholarships

Presidential Scholarships

The ENMU-Roswell Presidential Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship awarded by Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell and funded by the Foundation. It is a competitive scholarship program open to the top 10-percent of Chaves County and Artesia high school graduates. The scholarship covers tuition/fees and books at the Roswell campus for two years as students complete the requirements for an associate degree.

Presidential Scholarship Program Brochure

Leaving a Legacy

When considering your long range estate and financial plans or preparing your will, we ask you to remember ENMU-Roswell. You can name the Foundation in your will as a beneficiary of your estate with either a specific amount or a percentage of the remainder. You may also give assets other than cash, such as real estate, mineral rights, or art.