Petition to Remove Michael Branch as Northern New Mexico College Regent

La Jicarita

Editor’s Note: La Jicarita has been following the controversial events at Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) over the last few months as faculty and staff have been fired or quit over drastic changes being implemented by college president Nancy “Rusty” Barceló and the Board of Regents. A new Change.org petition is circulating to remove Regent Michael Branch from the college and replace him with a student regent. The text of the petition is included below.

A PETITION ASKING NEW MEXICO GOVERNOR SUSANA MARTINEZ TO HELP RESTORE ACCOUNTABILITY TO NORTHERN NEW MEXICO COLLEGE (NNMC) BY REMOVING MICHAEL BRANCH FROM THE NNMC BOARD OF REGENTS AND FILLING HIS SEAT WITH A STUDENT REGENT WHO WILL GENUINELY AND CAPABLY REPRESENT THE STUDENTS AND THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY WITHIN THE CONSTITUTIONALLY MANDATED STRUCTURE OF SHARED GOVERNANCE:

WHEREAS Michael…

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