New Mexico Higher Education Advisory Committee

Higher Education Advisory Committee

Proposed new undergraduate and graduate programs will be considered by the New Mexico Higher Education Advisory Committee, NMHEAC, which is a committee that consists of the cabinet secretaries of higher education, department of workforce solutions, department of finance and administration, department of economic development, and the director of the legislative finance committee or their designees. The committee also includes four chief academic officers, one representing each higher education sector in the state.

The NMHEAC meets virtually approximately four times a year via Microsoft Teams:

      Meeting Date    Submission Deadline   Agenda    Recommendation Summaries
October 24, 2024September 19, 2024  
August 8, 2024July 11, 2024  
April 25, 2024March 21, 2024Agenda 
November 30, 2023October 19, 2023N/AMeeting Canceled
October 18, 2023September 14,2023AgendaRecommendation Summary
August 10, 2023July 10, 2023AgendaRecommendation Summary
April 13, 2023March 13, 2023AgendaRecommendation Summary
November 3, 2022October 10, 2022AgendaRecommendation Summary
September 29, 2022September 6, 2022AgendaRecommendation Summary
April 21, 2022March 28, 2022AgendaRecommendation Summary
March 3, 2022February 7, 2022AgendaRecommendation Summary
December 9, 2021November 15, 2021AgendaRecommendation Summary
October 21, 2021September 27, 2021AgendaRecommendation Summary
July 29, 2021June 11, 2021AgendaRecommendation Summary
May 6, 2021April 9, 2021AgendaRecommendation Summary
April 1, 2021March 5, 2021AgendaRecommendation Summary
May 6, 2021April 9, 2021AgendaRecommendation Summary
February 25, 2021December 18, 2020AgendaRecommendation Summary
November 19, 2020October 16, 2020AgendaRecommendation Summary.
October 15, 2020September 18, 2020AgendaRecommendation Summary
September 17, 2020August 7, 2020AgendaRecommentation Summary
June 5, 2020May 1, 2020AgendaRecommendation Summary
May 1, 2020April 3, 2020N/AMeeting Rescheduled
March 5, 2020January 31, 2020N/AMeeting Canceled
December 6, 2019November 4, 2019AgendaRecommendation Summary
September 26, 2019August 30, 2019AgendaRecommendation Summary
June 7, 2019April 26, 2019AgendaRecommendation Summary
March 22, 2019February 22, 2019AgendaRecommendation Summary
December 19, 2018November 16,2018N/AMeeting Canceled
October 17, 2018September 28, 2018AgendaRecommendation Summary


Committee meetings will begin at 10:30 AM and continue until the business on the agenda is complete. When making a request to add a new program, a completed application must be submitted to the NMHED Academic Affairs Portal on or before the submission date listed above.


NMHED Contact for NMHEAC meetings:

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