SFCC President: Welcome to the Spring Semester 2021

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff:

Welcome to the spring semester at Santa Fe Community College! We are glad you are part of the college community. Together, we can make it through this pandemic. Together, we can ensure that each one of us enjoys all of the benefits and opportunities that SFCC offers.

Students, we’re here for you. You can access free assistance for academic advising, counseling, tutoring, library resources, laptop loans, WiFi hotspots, and more. Faculty and staff can talk with you online, virtually, by email or phone. We are all dedicated to supporting you in your academic endeavors. We miss seeing you on campus and we hope we will be able to welcome you in person in the near future.

I’m pleased to announce that Colleen Lynch is the Interim Dean for the School of Science, Health, Engineering, and Math and the School of Fitness Education, and Julia Deisler, Ph.D., will serve as the Interim Dean for the School of Trades, Advanced Technologies, and Sustainability and the School of Business, Professional Studies, and Education. I thank them for taking on these duties until new appointments are in place. Everyone is invited to attend the forums for the position of Dean of the School of Science, Health, Engineering, and Mathematics and of the School of Fitness Education. Zoom links to each session have been shared with your Outlook Inbox and Calendar:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 9, Noon to 1 p.m.: Julio Guerrero, Ph.D.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 10, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Lee Hang-Fu, M.D., MBA

The Santa Fe Higher Education Center is hosting AARP Foundation Tax Aide, which provides free tax preparation to those who most need it. Visit for more details and to make an appointment. Reservations are required.

As more people are vaccinated and Covid-19 cases are reduced, we are cautiously optimistic. At SFCC, we continue to adhere to local, state, and federal guidelines for combatting the virus. Main Campus remains closed. Most classes are online, with few exceptions. Anyone who comes to campus must have permission in advance, have their temperature checked, wear a mask, practice social distancing, and follow Covid-19 Best Practices. Covid-19 prevention protocols work, so let’s continue to practice them: 

  • Stay home. If you don’t have to go out, don’t. 
  • If you are sick, stay home. 
  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and your mouth. 
  • Wash and/or sanitize your hands frequently. 
  • Socially distance a minimum of 6 feet.
  • Register for the vaccine at
  • Download the City of Santa Fe NOVID pandemic radar app.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay connected. SFCC – In This Together.


Becky Rowley, Ph.D. 


Helpful Resources

Online Learning                                                 Current Resources 

Covid-19 Student FAQs                                  New Mexico Department of Health Hotline: 1-855-600-3453