UNM-LA Executive Director Dr. Cedric Page, center, and UNM-LA Advisory Board Chair Dr. Stephen Boerigter filed a resolution with Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover this morning to officially record the special election for the college that will be held Sept. 17 in Los Alamos County. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
UNM-LA Executive Director Dr. Cedric Page and UNM-LA Advisory Board Chair Dr. Stephen Boerigter filed an election resolution this morning at the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office to officially record a special election set for Sept. 17 in Los Alamos County.
The 2 mil levy will help the college shoulder the burden of rising costs and declining state financial support for higher education.
UNM-LA is a branch of the Universiy of New Mexico – the largest four-year university in the state. The college has strong ties to the Albuquerque campus and many students attend UNM-LA to complete the first two years of a four year degree. UNM-LA does not receive funding from UNM.
UNM-LA has partnership programs with Los Alamos National Laboratory and some students enroll in these programs and work at LANL while completing a certificate or associate degree at UNM-LA. Other students take an evening class in a subject of their interest, or attend one of the many community education classes to brush up on a skill or learn a new one. The college also offers adult basic education (GED prep and ESL) coursework.