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Job ID: 107183

Eastern New Mexico University

Date Posted May 29, 2018
Title President
University Eastern New Mexico University
Department University Administration
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Roswell, NM
    United States
  • President/Provost/Chancellor
  • Senior Administration
    University Administration

Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell

Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist the Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) System in their search for President of the ENMU – Roswell campus.  The college seeks a motivated and experienced senior administrator to provide exceptional leadership as the next President. 

As the branch/community college-level chief academic officer, the President needs to be a charismatic leader ready to grow and expand the Roswell campus. The ideal candidate is a relationship builder within the campus, system and greater community with strong financial acumen and
enrollment, recruitment and retention success.

This position reports to the Chancellor of the Eastern New Mexico University System. ENMU – Roswell has a locally elected five-member community board with statutory responsibility for local oversight of the campus. The president has broad responsibilities for the operation of the Roswell campus, in consultation and coordination with the main campus.

An understanding of and commitment to a comprehensive community and technical college
Demonstrated ability to lead within a larger system
Demonstrated interpersonal skills necessary to manage change
Experience in developing coalitions and state partnerships
Experience in planning and managing multiple budgets
Commitment to student success and strong supporter of the educational mission, academic-transfer, and career-technical educational mission of the community college
Support partnerships within the business community that foster economic development
Commitment to diversity and a demonstrated ability to lead an institution that values and respects the differences of the community, university employees and students
Must understand the curricula and services offered at a comprehensive community college ensuring the institution remains accredited through HLC and other accrediting agencies
Evidence of leadership in curriculum development and initiating new programs
Ability to lead individuals with divergent viewpoints together towards a common goal
Champion a customer-driven philosophy of continuously improving services and programs through consensus building and community involvement
Maintain visibility working with senior level boards, state agencies, legislators, and other stakeholders
Evidence of leadership in supporting economic development and establishing a positive institutional presence at the state level
Implement long-range planning and growth in a community college environment
Strong commitment to the personal and professional growth and safety of students, faculty, staff, and administration with the pursuit of excellence in all areas


Earned doctorate from an accredited institution
Minimum five years successful, senior-level administrative experience
Experience with higher education accreditation

Administrative experience in a comprehensive community college
HLC accreditation familiarity
Five years experience as a full-time faculty member

About ENMU
ENMU’s main campus, consisting of 344 acres is in Portales, 90 miles northeast of Roswell, 120 miles southwest of Amarillo, Texas, and 110 miles northwest of Lubbock, Texas. ENMU owns KENW (TV) and KENW-FM, a public television and radio station housed and operated on the main campus. There are two degree-granting branches in Ruidoso and Roswell.

About ENMU – Roswell
The ENMU Roswell Campus, a two-year branch, provides high quality, affordable education and life-long learning opportunities. More than 80 certificate and associate degree programs are available in a wide range of academic transfer and career-oriented programs. ENMU-Roswell also offers access to complete bachelor’s and master’s degrees on campus through ENMU in Portales. More than 3,000 students enroll in credit classes each semester.

The branch was established in the fall of 1958. In the spring of 1967, the institution moved to 12 buildings on 241 acres of the former Walker Air Force Base. Roswell is one of New Mexico’s larger cities, located in the southeast section of the state.

Living in the Area:
Roswell is a small, family friendly community of approximate 50,000 rich in history and offering a range of amenities including the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art regularly named as one of the best contemporary art museums in the South West. Ideal for outdoor activities, the area offers numerous parks and recreation activities:

Relaxing and beautiful, the area boasts an 11.8% lower cost of living than the national average.

Application Instructions
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should include a cover letter and CV. You may apply directly at:

Review will begin immediately, for fullest consideration, applications should be submitted by June 20. Inquiries, referrals and nominations are treated confidentially and can be sent to: Jennifer Muller, Academic Career & Executive Search at or call 860-740-2600.

  • Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or veteran status in its programs, activities or employment. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell subscribes to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity receiving federal funds. Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell subscribes to Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that prohibits discrimination based on race, color or national origin in any program or activity receiving federal funds. Grievance procedures for each group are outlined in the handbooks of the constituency.

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