President Barcelo at the May 2015 commencement ceremony at NNMC. Valley Daily Post photo
Northern’s President Barceló To Resign Early:
Leaving Her Post at the End of the Year
During a special meeting last night, the Northern New Mexico College Board of Regents announced that President Nancy Barceló will leave her leadership position with the College on December 31. Originally President Barceló was scheduled to end her presidency in June of 2016.
“The Regents and President Barceló agreed together that she will leave her leadership position with the College on the last day of December,” stated Board President, Rosario Garcia. “The President requested the opportunity to leave early and begin her sabbatical sooner, and we collectively agreed.”
Following Garcia’s statement, a motion was approved to appoint Domingo Sanchez as Interim President during the College’s search for President Barceló’s successor. Sanchez who currently serves as Northern’s Vice President for Finance and Administration will assume his interim post on January 1.
When questioned about President Barceló’s stated intent to return to the college following her sabbatical as an instructor, Northern officials stated she is looking forward to that possibility.