2015/16 Aggie Leadership Training Academy

The 2015 Aggie Leadership Training Academy began on September 11, 2015 and ran through June 10, 2016.  Of the 20 initial ALTA cohort members, 18 members completed the program.  A graduation ceremony was held on June 10th, 2016 where the cohort presented their final project, Institutional Core Values, to Provost Dan Howard and other distinguished guests.


ALTA Cohort

ALTA Institutional Core Values Presentation & Graduation

A recording of the presentation and graduation ceremony can be viewed here.  On the left side of the recording window, there is an index to specific parts of the program.  Read the ALTA report on Institutional Core Values for New Mexico State University.

2015/16 ALTA Topics

Over the course of the year, ALTA participants met for 9 sessions. These sessions included facilitated group dialogues, guest speakers, exercises, and other activities. Topics included…

  • The History and Development of New Mexico State University
  • NMSU Vision 2020 and Strategic Planning
  • Building Alliances and Caring Communities
  • Conflict Resolution and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Emotional Intelligence, Well-being, and Mindfulness
  • Ethics, Service, and Community
  • Leading Change and Developing Others
  • Effective Communication and Team Leadership

2015/16 ALTA Cohort Graduates

Click on a member’s name to read their comments about the ALTA program or click here to view all.

  • Roseanne Bensley, Associate Director, Career Services
  • Mark Blachford, Supervisor of Plant Operations, FS Operations & Utilities
  • Diana Campos, NMSU-Carlsbad Financial Aid Director, Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Dr. Melissa Chavira, Director of Web Communications, University Communications and Marketing Services
  • Olga Conter, Manager Enterprise Application Administration, Information and Communications Technologies
  • Roy (Dustin) Cox, Division Director, NMDA
  • Corey Eubank, Director ICT, CACC
  • Vickie Galindo, Director, DACC Customized Training & Community Education
  • Carol Hicks, Director, TRIO Student Support Services, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
  • Dr. Sharon Jenkins, Director, Library Services, ALCC
  • Anthony Marquez, Computer Operations Manager, NMDA
  • Valeria Olsson, Business Manager, University Financial Aid and Scholarship Services
  • Lora Ross, Director, Adult Education at DACC
  • Abel Sanchez, Director, Computer Support, NMSU Research
  • David Schoep, Radiation Safety Manager, Environmental Health & Safety
  • Virginia Tucker, Associate Director, University Financial Aid and Scholarship Services
  • Jason White, Director, NMSU Golf Course
  • Rene Yoder, Director, Benefit Services