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The Line: Better Management for New Mexico’s Higher Ed System

NMiF: The Line Panel - higher education

August 4, 2017 – The Line panel has been looking at New Mexico’s higher education system, and two weeks ago addressed the question of whether our state has too many public institutions of higher learning to be sustainable.  The problem, however, may not be in the amount of schools, but in the way the system is managed. New Mexico’s Higher Education Department is conducting a study to look at the way the state is running its 31 public colleges and universities – and the Line opinion panel looks at that plan.

Line Panelists:
Dan Boyd, capitol bureau chief for the Albuquerque Journal
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of DukeCityFix.com
Stephen Spitz, host of New Mexico People Places and Ideas on KUNM

Further Reading:
NMs higher ed system under microscope – Albuquerque Journal

The Line: Higher Education in New Mexico

NMiF: Too Many Colleges and Universities in New Mexico?

July 21, 2017 –  Does New Mexico have too many public institutions of higher education? Some – including New Mexico State University Chancellor Garrey Carruthers – think so.  What would happen to the state’s rural communities if their small or branch campuses were to disappear?

And in other higher education news, the Science and Technology Corporation at the University of New Mexico saw a record number of startups formed with their partnership and technology – but of the 12 startups they were teamed with this year, eight chose to leave the state. How can New Mexico retain home-grown talent?

Host Gene Grant and our Line opinion panelists weigh in on these issues concerning the higher education landscape in our state.

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Viki Harrison, Common Cause New Mexico
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP