Bailey Takes The Helm At Northern

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Bailey Takes The Helm At Northern

Carol Clark

Newly hired Northern New Mexico College President Dr. Richard Bailey, Jr., was on the job seven days when he sat down with the Valley Daily Post and our sister paper, the Los Alamos Daily Post to discuss his vision for the college and more importantly, his interest in learning from the community.

Bailey who retired from the U.S. Air Force three days before he took the President’s job at Northern is visiting with local media, community leaders, concerned citizens and funding entities to introduce himself to the region. Bailey was selected by the Board of Regents from a broad list of applicants in late April of this year.

Bailey stated that he plans on the tradition of hosting open meetings at the college within the next couple of months to share news and garner input from the community.