Citizen's Professional Advisory Councils
The Citizen’s Professional Advisory Councils “CPAC” represents individual community stakeholder groups primarily aligned with workforce and academic instructional areas of the college. CPAC gives community stakeholders a chance to influence the college’s role in the community and communicate the needs of individual organizations and business as they relate to the college. Advisory Councils are comprised of local employers and organizational representatives and involve valued constituencies in NMSU Carlsbad’s planning for the educational needs of its students. Again, CPAC events allow the college and its community stakeholders to gather together to communicate external stakeholder wants and needs. CPAC members come from the business community, public education, law enforcement, research laboratories, government agencies, private industry, media, etc. CPAC events take place once or more a semester and involve dinner, breakout sessions, focus groups, etc.