UNM-LA CEO Cindy Rooney: A New Semester Begins


Classes for the Fall 2017 semester begin Monday, Aug. 21. We are excited to have new and returning students back on campus.  

UNM–Los Alamos is an innovative, rigorous, and affordable comprehensive branch community college that provides foundations for transfer, leading-edge career programs, and lifelong learning opportunities. We offer over 30 different degree and certificate programs. In addition, we offer community education courses, workforce training, high school equivalency programs, English as a second language courses and we host the Small Business Development Center.

We are proud to represent the University of New Mexico in the community of Los Alamos. UNM has maintained a presence in this community since 1956, with the establishment of the UNM Los Alamos Center for Graduate Studies. In 1970, UNM began to offer undergraduate courses in Los Alamos. Then in 1980, after a local referendum and New Mexico Legislative approval, the Los Alamos Branch Campus of the University of New Mexico was established.

In the past few years we have created new programs related to EMS, Fire Science, Certified Nursing Assistant and Personal Care Attendant as a result of community requests. We continue to work with Los Alamos National Laboratory, the largest employer in the area, to develop programs that meet their workforce needs, most recently concentrating on electromechanical and computer science/information technology programs. We are committed to providing the knowledge, skills and training necessary for students to successfully pursue additional degrees and high-quality employment.

We are excited to continue our Community Internship Collaboration (CIC) program and our dual credit program with local high school students continues to grow. In partnership with other organizations, students now have access to affordable housing options.

We believe that our success results from relevant and challenging academic programs, exceptionally qualified and engaged faculty, small class sizes, and high quality academic advisement. The faculty and staff at UNM-Los Alamos are here to help you reach your educational goals.

Whether you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, are interested in an associate degree to meet the qualifications for a job requirement, are looking for a focused certification to quickly join the workforce or are simply interested in learning more about a subject, UNM Los Alamos is the place for you.

At UNM-LA, our goal is to serve the needs of our students and our community. We have a deep commitment to quality education and student success. We invite you to join us on campus this semester!

Cynthia J. Rooney, CEO


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