Welcome from the President


Welcome to New Mexico State University Alamogordo. NMSU-A began offering classes in 1958, and this year we are celebrating 60 years of service to the citizens of Otero County and the surrounding area. We reaffirm our commitment to the diverse population of our region and will strive to provide high quality college classes to our community for the next 60 years.

We are pleased that you have chosen NMSU-A to begin college. We take pride in the success of our students and are thrilled to be your community college. The mission of New Mexico State University Alamogordo is to help all students develop skills that will lead to a lifelong career and love of learning.

Our number one goal within our mission is to help you complete a degree or certificate that will allow you to either continue your education or leave our campus and obtain a well-paying job. We are dedicated to your success and will help you to the best of our ability along the way. NMSU-A is a friendly campus with caring staff and faculty who promise to provide you opportunities and experiences that will help you complete your education.

Starting college at NMSU-A is a wise decision, and it will provide you a cost savings in the thousands of dollars over the course of your college education. We have a wide variety of degree and certificate offerings, excellent state of the art facilities, a wonderful library, and convenient contemporary computer access. Our Student Success Center can help you with Financial Aid and will assist you in choosing classes that best fit your goals.

We are proud to point out that our online courses are Quality Matters certified. This means NMSU-A online courses are rigorous and will prepare you for success and an understanding of any subject matter through our online delivery system.

Lastly, know that our responsibility is to help you complete the degree or certificate that you wish to pursue. Our focus is on your success through understanding, patience, and a real desire for you to accomplish your educational and career goals.

Please feel free to contact us if you need anything related to your college experience at NMSU-A. Good luck in this next chapter of your education and again, let us know how we may be of help.

Dr. Ken Van Winkle
President, New Mexico State University Alamogordo