Leadership Team

Dr. Enedina García Vázquez

Dr. Enedina García Vázquez

Associate Dean: Students & Programs

575 646-7556
The Associate Dean for Students & Programs reports directly to the Dean and is primarily responsible for program management and student concerns. Dr. Vazquez reviews proposals for changes within academic programs in order to keep them current and works with students daily having issues related to the college. She also oversees the Advisement Center.


Dr. Susan Brown

Dr. Susan Brown

Interim Associate Dean: Research
575 646-4098

The recruitment for permanent position hire is currently underway



gladys denecochea

Dr. Gladys DeNecochea

Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives
575 646-2498
Serving on the senior leadership team of the College, Dr. DeNecochea provides leadership for a wide range of planning efforts and initiatives; and coordination for the Leadership Training Program for mid-career faculty.

Dr. Juanita Hannan (photo by Darren Phillips)Dr. Juanita Hannan

Assistant Dean for Budget and Finance
575 646-3784
Dr. Juanita M. Hannan directs the Education Research and Budgeting Office. She is responsible to the Dean of the College of Education for accurate accounting and reporting with regard to externally funded projects. She manages the work of ERB staff and serves as liaison and central contact for other offices on campus and, as needed, for funding agencies. Dr. Hannan also oversees the Distance education and summer programs.


Dr Rachel Boren

Dr. Rachel Boren

Assessment Program Manager
575 646-6477
Dr. Boren is the new Assessment Program Manager for the college. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Research, Statistics, and Evaluation from the University of Virginia, where she was trained in program evaluation and research methodology in educational settings.

Denise Tafoya

Development Officer

575 646-5572

Denise is our new development officer in charge of our advancement work and interactions with alumni and donors. We will be sharing her with the College of Business.  If you have any donor/development interests, please contact her.