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New Mexico State University

OSD Programs

American Indian Program

AIP Staff

American Indian Program (AIP) offers services designed to help students successfully achieve their collegiate goals. AIP provides a place on campus where students can study, use computers, or just take a break from classes.  Justin McHorse is the Director of AIP.  Michael Ray serves as Program Coordinator and Juanita M. Herrera serves as the Administrative Assistant.

Black Programs

Black Programs Staff

The mission of Black Programs is to unite students of African-American, Caribbean descent by increasing the awareness and appreciation of Black history through education, cultural, social and academic programs. Festus Addo-Yobo is the Director of Black Programs. Yvette Guzman serves as the Administrative Assistant.

Chicano Programs

Chicano Programs Staff

Chicano Programs is a support service that promotes and empowers all student success through education, advocacy and development of cultural literacy. Services for students include advocacy for academic, financial, and life issues.  Dr. Laura Gutierrez Spencer is Director of Chicano Programs.  Tim Strasser serves as Program Coordinator and Erica Enriquez serves as Administrative Assistant.

Indian Resource Development Program

IRD Staff

At the Indian Resource Development Program, students are encouraged to obtain baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate degrees in Agriculture, Business, Engineering, Math, and other science-related fields. Indian Resource Development is a statewide non-profit, public service program headquartered at New Mexico State University. Joe Graham is the Director of IRD; Jeanelle Chavez is the Program Coordinator of IRD.

New Mexico MESA

NM MESA is a pre-college program that prepares students for college majors and careers in mathematics, engineering, science or technically related fields.  Monica Blea heads NM MESA at NMSU for the Southern Region of New Mexico.

Sexual and Gender Diversity Resource Center


The Sexual and Gender Diversity Resource Center at New Mexico State University was created to provide a safe place on campus for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning community and those who support them.  Sharna Horn is the Coordinator of the SGDRC.