Randy Grissom, President
Randy W. Grissom was named president of Santa Fe Community College by the Governing Board on Sept. 16, 2014. Joining SFCC in its inaugural year of 1983, Randy Grissom taught classes in the Business and Occupations Division. Soon thereafter, he wrote the successful proposal to create the New Mexico Small Business Development Center, which continues to be headquartered on the college campus today.
Grissom left SFCC in 1994 to work in management positions in private industry, but returned to the college in 2003 for a year-long appointment as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Administrative Services. Following his time in that post, Grissom worked as a consultant to various colleges, then relocated to Hawaii, where was Vice President of Finance for the agricultural division of the Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Inc.
In 2008, Grissom once again returned to his roots at SFCC campus, this time to start green technology and workforce programs as Dean of Economic and Workforce Development/Director of the Sustainable Technologies Center. In that position, he spearheaded the creation of the college’s biofuels program, solar technology curriculum, green building, and algae production courses.
In 2013, Grissom was named Vice President for Academic Affairs. He was appointed Interim President on January 28, 2014, for a term of 18 months. His academic background includes bachelor and master’s degrees in Business from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.
| || |
Deborah Boldt, Director of Development/Executive Director, Santa Fe Community College Foundation
As an experienced development professional, Ms. Boldt has worked in both grant seeking and grant making for more than 20 years, seven of those in New Mexico. She served as a program officer for the Con Alma Health Foundation and for the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation. She has also worked in international development in Brazil, Argentina and India.
Ms. Boldt holds a Master of Planning and Administration degree from Antioch University and has several research and policy publications to her credit, including a report published by the Con Alma Health Foundation in 2006: Closing the Health Disparity Gap in New Mexico: A Roadmap for Grantmaking.
| || |
Dr. Christopher Dela Rosa, Chief Information Officer
Dr. Dela Rosa was previously the associate vice president for information technology at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland.
Dr. Dela Rosa served as the director of information technology at Malayan Colleges Laguna in Laguna, Philippines. He holds a doctorate in Management Information Systems and Technology from the University of Phoenix.
At SFCC, Dr. Dela Rosa provides institution-wide leadership in the management and operation of shared information systems and services and leads the development of integrated and strategic information for the college’s technology plans.
| || |
Carmen L. Gonzales, Ph.D. , Vice President for Student Success
A native of Santa Fe, Dr. Gonzales began her career at New Mexico State University in 1995 as an assistant professor in the College of Education, advancing to the rank of associate professor in 2001. Dr. Gonzales also served as Project Director for the university’s Regional Educational Technology Assistance (RETA) Program and as Vice Provost/Dean for the College of Extended Learning. In 2006, she was appointed Vice President for Student Success.
More recently Dr. Gonzales was an analyst for the New Mexico State Senate’s Education Committee. She retired from NMSU in 2011, and has been a consultant to various organizations since then. She holds a bachelor’s degree in University Studies, a master’s degree in Special Education, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction in Multicultural Teacher Education, all from the University of New Mexico.
| || |
Henry Mignardot, Executive Director, Plant Operations and Maintenance
Henry Mignardot joined SFCC in 2013. A native of Santa Fe, he holds a BSME degree from New Mexico State University, where he studied electro/mechanical engineering, power plant design and attended the NM Solar Energy Institute. Prior to joining SFCC, Henry worked at the State of New Mexico Higher Education Department, serving as Capital Projects Manager and Interim Institutional Finance Director where he maintained oversight authority for the state’s 32 public colleges and universities, managing finance, capital outlay and building project functions.
Henry is a practiced engineer with more than 25 years’ work experience in private industry, national laboratory, and federal and state governments. He served in technical and managerial capacities while working at Los Alamos National Laboratory achieving several performance awards and a U.S. Henry’s other responsibilities at LANL included managing large complex projects in a classified and secured environment. He has extensive experience working and consulting on facilities and construction management issues in the U.S. and Europe.
As Executive Director of Plant Operations and Maintenance, Henry is responsible for the college’s legislative capital outlay, new construction, plant operations and services, maintenance and security.
Nick Telles, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Nick Telles became SFCC’s Vice President of Finance in November 2014. His prior position was Finance Director for Valencia County, where he managed a $30 million budget with $55 million in capital assets; managed the mill levy budgeting, accounting and reporting as well as county property tax distributions. He also managed federal and state grant accounting and financial reporting as well as accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and audits, among other duties.
Mr. Telles served as Senior Leadership Analyst/Fiscal Analyst for the Senate Majority Leadership Office for 14 sessions. During his tenure he collaborated with the Legislative Education Study Committee on Adult Basic Education funding, the Dual Credit Textbook Fund and helped develop the Accelerated Learning Master Plan to encourage high school student to enter higher education.
He served as a budget analyst at the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration, where he analyzed the Department of Energy’s Training & Development budget; managed accounting systems; and managed sensitive federal government information.
Mr. Telles has experience with New Mexico and federal finances; has served as committee analyst for the Senate Education Committee; has analyzed public education budget and public education financial policy, funding formulas and budget recommendations; prepared financial reports and legislation, amendments and capital outlay requests; he also was a recruiter at New Mexico Tech. He holds an MBA and a BBA with a concentration in Financial Management, both from UNM’s Anderson Graduate School of Management.
| || |
Margaret Peters, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs
Margaret Peters holds a B.A. in English from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and an M.A. in English from The Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. She has been teaching at SFCC since 1996 and has previously taught at Blinn College in Texas and Harvey Mudd College and University of LaVerne in California. In 2001, then-governor Gary Johnson proclaimed December 12 "Margaret A. Peters Day" throughout the state of New Mexico to recognize her contributions as a teacher and adviser. Margaret received a NISOD award in 2011.
Margaret teaches composition courses as well as Literature of the Southwest, The Novel, American Literature I and II, and other literature courses. She hopes to foster a love of literature in each of her students.
Janet Wise, Executive Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Prior to joining SFCC in 2005, Janet Wise served as head of communications for the New Mexico Commission on Higher Education (now Higher Education Department) and was Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations at the former College of Santa Fe. During her years in the communications field, she has worked as a writer for the Santa Fe New Mexican, public information director for the city of Santa Fe, and Press Secretary to former New Mexico Governor Bruce King.
Janet has won numerous communications awards from CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education), the New Mexico Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and the New Mexico Advertising Federation. She holds a B.A. in English from the College of Santa Fe and earned the APR designation of accreditation from the Public Relations Society of America.
| || |
Camilla Bustamante, Ph.D., Interim Dean of Trades, Technology, Sustainability and Professional Studies and of Business and Education
Dr. Bustamante has more than 20 years of experience in education and training, including at the New Mexico Department of Health, Northern New Mexico College and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Most recently, Dr. Bustamante was the Planning and Resource Manager for the New Mexico Dept. of Health’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Emergency Preparedness grant, was an adjunct professor at Northern and was an environmental scientist at Eberline Services. While at LANL, she was directly involved in environmental safety and health training and hazardous materials response and was a team member responding to the Cerro Grande Fire. She has developed training and education coursework for – and responded to – small-scale hazardous material management. She coordinated the development of the first four-year baccalaureate environmental science program at Northern, where she served as Dean of Community, Workforce and Career Technical Education.
Dr. Bustamante has been involved in regional and community planning and economic development for more than a decade. She currently serves on the Santa Fe County La Bajada Steering Committee and previously chaired the Sustainable Santa Fe Commission and the Santa Fe County La Cienega Development Review Board, the National Environmental Training Association and Sustainable Communities/ZERI (Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives) New Mexico. Dr. Bustamante is a recipient of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Distinguished Performance Award, among others. She holds a multiple degrees from the University of New Mexico: a dual degree Ph.D. in Health Education and a Master of Public Health, an M.A. in Training and Learning Technologies as well as a B.S. in Telecommunication and English from Northern Arizona University. licensure.
| || |
Bernadette Jacobs, Interim Dean, School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts, School of Liberal Arts
Joining SFCC as a counselor in 1992, Bernadette previously worked at Santa Monica City College and at El Camino College in southern California. She began teaching psychology courses shortly after her arrival at SFCC and went on to become the first full-time psychology instructor at the college. She left SFCC in 2000 to pursue her doctorate in clinical psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California.
After earning her doctorate, Bernadette returned to SFCC and became a full-time faculty member and Chair of the Social and Behavioral Science and Humanities Department. She is also an experienced licensed professional clinical counselor with New Mexico licensure.
| || |
Jenny Landen, RN, MSN, FNP-BC - Dean, School of Health, Math and Sciences , School of Fitness Education
Jenny received her BSN at the University of Alaska in 1984. She then received her Master's in Nursing from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1988. She has been a family nurse practitioner for 23 years with most of her experience being in reproductive health. She has experience working with the Indian Health Services and Planned Parenthood.
Jenny has been with SFCC since 2009, as both faculty and Director of Nursing Education. She is a Certified AHA CPR/First Aid Instructor.
For more information, please contact the Information Desk, 505-428-1000, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Empower Students, Strengthen Community. | Empoderar a los Estudiantes, Fortalecer a la Comunidad.