Eastern New Mexico University
Portales, New Mexico
Closing date
Jul 4, 2022

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Job Role
Eastern New Mexico University invites applications from,
and nominations of, dynamic and inspiring leaders for the position
University President and Chancellor

Eastern New Mexico University
(ENMU) is New Mexico's
largest regional comprehensive university, offering over 130
certificate, associate, bachelor's, and master's programs.
Dedicated to a student-focused mission, ENMU is comprised of three
campuses: a four-year campus in Portales and two-year campuses in
Roswell and Ruidoso. Portales, home to its main campus
and office of the president, is a rural, agricultural community
with an authentic Southwestern, small town culture, located eleven
miles from Cannon Air Force
Base and twenty miles from the Texas border.
For over 80 years Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) has
prepared students for careers and advanced study. Its mission is to
emphasize liberal learning, freedom of inquiry, cultural diversity,
and whole student life. ENMU serves students of traditional age,
adult learners and organizations through undergraduate and graduate
Eastern New Mexico University enrolls a total of 7,224 students
across its three campuses.
Current enrollment at the main
campus in Portales is 4,991, with 3,756 undergraduate and 1,235
graduate students.
The leader of Eastern New Mexico University reports to a
five-member Board of Regents and will serve as the president of the
main campus and chancellor of the three-campus system. ENMU will
look to its next chief executive to develop new strategic
initiates, bolster enrollment, and generate new streams of revenue
from non-traditional funding sources, philanthropy, and innovative
The incoming president should be committed to nurturing existing
relationships with elected officials and be prepared to foster new
connections as an advocate of the university. The president should
be strongly committed to the institution's identity as a federally
designated Hispanic Serving Institution. She or he should
understand how to meet the needs of its diverse student body with
ongoing attention and focus on student success, enrollment
management, and innovative programming in an effort to increase
student retention and improve graduation rates. She or he should
serve as an accessible and inclusive leader and foster ties with
community members, local businesses, and the neighboring military
Central to these relationships is the visibility and presence of
the president, both on and off-campus. The university seeks a
candidate who will be actively engaged in and has an appreciation
for a rural, close-knit environment and Southwestern culture.
The ideal candidate for the position of President and Chancellor
of Eastern New Mexico University will have a demonstrated history
of providing strategic leadership, leading institutional growth,
valuing diversity, and encouraging interdisciplinary research and
ENMU has cultivated a culture of shared governance and open
communication between faculty, staff, and administration. To
continue this strong collegial relationship, the next president
should be transparent, communicative and collaborative. Successful
candidates should have a high degree of self-accountability,
integrity, and the ability to work in a team environment. The
president should have a demonstrable commitment to the pursuit of
academic excellence in all disciplines.
A successful president will be visible, responsive, and
committed to student success. Experience serving an
underrepresented, first-generation college student population is
For more information about this opportunity, please review the

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EFL Associates (,
an executive search firm, is assisting Eastern New Mexico
University with its search for this important leadership
All calls and inquiries should be made through the
search firm. Nominations and applications will be held in strict
confidence and candidates will remain confidential until the final
stage of the search, at which time the express permission of
finalists will be obtained before making their candidacy

Application Process
Complete a brief online
application (2-3 minutes):
Send us your letter of interest
and résumé or curriculum vitae:

Send in PDF format please
Send to
Email subject line should read - "ENMU -

Key Dates
Application deadline is August 19, 2022
Semi-Finalist Interviews are tentatively scheduled for early
October, 2022
Campus Interviews are tentatively scheduled for late October,

Confidential Inquiries

Wynn Goering, PhD
Senior Consultant, Higher Ed Practice
505-620-6171 (direct)

Nominations & Application Questions

If you would like to provide a nomination, please email
all pertinent information (including an email address and phone
number of the nominee) to:

Edith Ketay
Program Manager, Higher Education Practice
816-841-4001 (direct)

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Chancellor, Location: Portales, NM - 88130

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