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Bernadette Montoya

Vice President, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Las Cruces Campus
Student Affairs


Areas of Expertise

  • Student Affairs
  • Enrollment Management
  • Financial Aid
  • Admissions
  • Student Academic Success Programs
  • Community College Transfer Programs

Expert Background

Bernadette Montoya has been the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at New Mexico State University since June 2011, and has worked in student services since at NMSU since 1992. At NMSU, she provides oversight to multiple aspects of student services, including financial aid, admissions, student life, career services, health and wellness, multicultural programming, and student records. Montoya also oversees student academic success programs such as tutoring, TRiO-Student Support Services, and study skills programs. Her areas encourage participation in campus life via recreational sports, Greek Life, and student-run organizations, student government, ASNMSU, and our student radio station and newspaper. She also deals with student judicial and accessibility issues. Montoya’s comprehensive understanding of education at all levels reflects her own education and professional career. She both attended and taught at a rural elementary school, and she earned her Associate of Arts from New Mexico State University’s community college in Grants. After completing her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, also from New Mexico State University, she taught elementary school. Montoya received her doctoral degree from the University of New Mexico and earned a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from New Mexico State University. 

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