Northern New Mexico College Invites Community To Celebrate Inauguration Of President Hector Balderas April 13

President Hector Balderas

NNMC News:

ESPAÑOLA — The Board of Regents of Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) invites the community to join them at the Inauguration of President Hector Balderas, JD, CFE, at 11 a.m. April 13 at the NNMC Center for the Arts, 921 Paseo de Oñate, in Española.

Balderas began his term Jan. 1, as Northern’s 22nd president. He brings many years of experience in public service to his new role at Northern, including serving two terms as New Mexico Attorney General and two terms as New Mexico State Auditor.

He served as a New Mexico State Representative at the age of 29. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from New Mexico Highlands University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico Law School. Since the start of his term, Balderas has demonstrated his commitment to advocating for Northern with the New Mexico Legislature and his dedication to student success.

The keynote speaker at the Inauguration will be retired basketball Coach George A. Marquez. He was Head Coach at Wagon Mound High School from 1986–1989 and a special mentor to President Balderas.

Lightning Boy Foundation Master Hoop Dancer, ShanDien LaRance with Singer/Drummer Steve LaRance will perform in the Rotunda. A lunch of President Balderas’ favorite frito pies will be served in the Eagle Café.

RSVP to, 505.747.2140 by April 5. Please note that all bags will be checked.

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