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Ramon Dominguez named campus executive officer at NMSU Carlsbad

Ramon Dominguez, an educator with more than three decades of experience as a community college leader and as a teacher of community college administrators, has accepted the position of interim campus executive officer at New Mexico State University's Carlsbad campus.

Ramon Dominguez has been appointed interim campus executive officer at New Mexico State University's Carlsbad campus. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

Dominguez, a faculty member in the NMSU College of Education and former president of El Paso Community College, will serve a term of up to two years. He begins July 16.

"Dr. Dominguez has vast experience in community college administration and he is a stalwart in our program that trains community college leaders," said Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Robert Moulton. "More than that, he is a wonderful, astute man. We are fortunate to have someone with his credentials to assume this important role at our Carlsbad campus."

Dominguez has been a faculty member in the College of Education's Department of Educational Management and Development since 2001. He previously was president of El Paso Community College and had also served as EPCC's executive vice president, associate vice president for student services, and in various other roles over a 30-year period.

Dominguez holds four academic degrees - a bachelor's in secondary education and a master's in counseling and guidance from the University of Texas at El Paso and a Specialist in Education and Ph.D. in educational administration from NMSU.

"I am looking forward to working with the faculty, staff, students and the community in Carlsbad," Dominguez said. "My goal is to serve the university and the Carlsbad campus in the best possible manner."

Dominguez has a reputation as a student-focused educator, and in his current faculty role many of his students are community college administrators working on doctoral degrees.

"He understands all aspects of the community college system and the community college mission," said Jozi De Leon, associate provost for academic affairs. "From student services to instruction and management, he has all the skills. We are lucky to have someone of his caliber to fill this position."

Dominguez replaces Martin Parks, who has been serving as interim campus executive officer while a search for a permanent CEO was conducted. The search recently concluded without success and another search will be conducted later.