Higher Education Working Group

Higher Education Working Group

The Higher Education Working Group is a collaborative group of statewide representatives of Colleges and Universities working together to ensure there is quality support for New Mexico Early College High School Students enrolled in online IT programs of study.

Higher Education Coordinator

Eric Arpelar serves as the EEDW ECHS & HED Coordinator. He is responsible for engaging higher education partners in online course development and delivery, as well as student access to those courses. Eric will assist in facilitating post-graduation enrollment in higher education programs and will collaborate with the project administrator on students’ experiential learning opportunities and local support for successful course completion.

Contact Eric Arpelar: earpelar@nmrec1.org


Dr. Steve Cox: Northern NM College
Director IT Programming

Pam Cornelison: Clovis CC
Director of Educational Partnerships/Dual Credit

Jon Juarez: Dona Ana CC
Computer and IT Department Chair

Dr. Mark Cal- NMSU Alamogordo
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate Campus Director

Dr. Jeannie M. Baca- UNM Taos
Associate Dean

Annie Willmon
Dual Credit Coordinator
San Juan College

Daniel Kerr – Dona Ana CC
IT Student Support Services & Advisement

Hank Hargis – ENMU Ruidoso
Director of Student Services / VASCO

Marcos Maez – SFCC
Director of Student Engagement & Recruitment



11/7/2022 Higher Ed Group Meeting Agenda and Notes

12/5/2022 Higher Ed Group Meeting Agenda and Notes

1/9/2023 Higher Ed Group Meeting Agenda and Notes

2/6/2023 Higher Ed Group Meeting Agenda and Notes

3/6/2023 Higher Ed Group Meeting Agenda and Notes

4/11/2023 Higher Ed Group Meeting Agenda, Resources, completed Communication Matrix and Notes

8/7/2023 Higher Ed Group Meeting Agenda and Notes

9/11/2023 Higher Ed Group Meeting Agenda