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New Mexico Military Institute
88201, Roswell (US)
Date posted
Feb 28, 2024

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Position Type
Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

About NMMI

New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) is a State Educational Institution that includes a military high school and junior college.  In addition, an IPA was created in the Fall of 2023 as a day school for 6-8 grade.  Founded in 1891, NMMI operates under the auspices of the State of New Mexico, under a dedicated Board of Regents that reports to the Governor of New Mexico. Located in downtown Roswell, NMMI enrolls nearly 1,000 cadets at the junior college and high school levels each year. NMMI is the only state-supported military college located in the western United States and has many notable alumni who have served at senior levels in the military and private sector.

NMMI Mission

To educate, train, and prepare young men and women to be leaders capable of critical thinking and sound analysis, leaders who possess uncompromising character, and leaders able to meet challenging physical demands.

About The Role

The President/Superintendent of the Institute is its Chief Executive Officer and reports directly to the Board of Regents.

The President/Superintendent is responsible for implementing the policies adopted by the Board of Regents. The Board has delegated authority to the President/Superintendent to carry out his or her responsibilities to manage the School, as set forth generally in the Board’s policy, and to adopt administrative policies and procedures consistent with Regents' policies.

The President/Superintendent shall advise the Board of Regents of any such policies.

The President/Superintendent may further delegate his/her authority unless specifically prohibited from doing so by explicit statement in a policy adopted by the Regents.

Management Control

The President/Superintendent of the New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI) is charged with the responsibility for establishing a network of processes with the objective of controlling the operations of NMMI in a manner which provides the Board of Regent’s reasonable assurance that the Institution is being run efficiently, students are learning  and being developed in accordance with our mission, staff is well managed, and resources are stewarded and maximized for the good of the student body and the Institute.


The President/Superintendent shall appoint an administrative staff to assist in the performance of the functions and duties assigned by the Board to the President/Superintendent and may delegate authority as the President/Superintendent deems necessary to selected administrators, except as may be explicitly restricted by the Board of Regents. The President/Superintendent may adopt appropriate administrative policies and procedures to implement policies adopted by the Regents.

The President/Superintendent shall adopt a procedure for developing and adopting new or revised administrative policies and procedures. This procedure shall be designed to ensure participation and discussion by those members of the Institute community affected by the proposed administrative action. Administrative policies and procedures shall become effective on the date of adoption by the President/Superintendent, or as otherwise specified.


The President/Superintendent’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring the health, safety, welfare, and discipline within the Corps of Cadets
  • Oversight of the quality of the academic, physical and character development programs of the School; supervision of the relationship between cadets, faculty, staff, and the administration; Management of the School’s finances; administration of personnel system and professional development of faculty and staff and operation and maintenance of real and personal property.
  • Fundraising;
  • Intercollegiate and interscholastic athletics;
  • Auxiliary enterprises, the self-supporting business activities that serve cadets;
  • Consultation and cooperation with the Regents, Regents committees and other Institute groups on various Policies, including planning for the future development of the School; Representation of the Institute in public affairs, including appropriate State agencies and departments and with members of the N.M. Legislature.
  • Accounting to the Board of Regents for the School’s finances on a quarterly and annual basis;
  • Coordinating with the NMMI Foundation in establishing a centralized system for fundraising,
  • advancement, and development;
  • Reporting annually to the Board of Regents on the state of the School;
  • Presenting to the Board of Regents for approval the organizational structure of the School.

Knowledge, Skills, and Other Characteristics

  • Possess the highest degree of personal and professional honor and integrity.
  • Dedication to academic excellence.
  • Will unselfishly devote all his or her energies to lead NMMI without regard to personal gain or recognition.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate people.
  • Public presence, demeanor and communication abilities to represent NMMI in various forums.
  • Dedication to the importance of teaching and fostering good morals and ethics in young people ages 13-22. A strong  interest  in  the development  of  young  people  in  NMMI’s mission areas: academics, leadership and physical development. The sensitivity and ability to effectively orchestrate diverse groups such as faculty, Cadet Corps, staff, alumni, minorities and members of the opposite sex; implicit, is the ability to meld these diverse groups into a cohesive unit. An appreciation of NMMI’s unique history; particularly pertinent is the realization that NMMI is an educational institution in a military environment. Acceptance of NMMI’s honor code, and commitment to its maintenance as a major tenet of our education and disciplinary system.
  • Willingness to carry out policies of the Board of Regents.
  • Exhibits a deeply held appreciation of spiritual values and strong patriotism for the USA.
  • A record of demonstrated ability and willingness to make decisions and take responsibility for them.
  • High energy level/physical stamina to meet a demanding schedule.
  • Sense of balance and a sense of humor.
  • Ability to listen and understand other viewpoints.
  • Is a team player and does not surround himself or herself with “yes men”.
  • Competency in interpersonal relations and communications skills.
  • Vision, including aptitude for adapting to changing conditions and opportunities, and to student and institutional needs.
  • Willingness to participate in and foster good relationships w/local communities.

Desired Qualifications

  • An earned Ph. D, Ed. D., or equivalent from an accredited institution.
  • Other education should be in broad fields versus following one narrow discipline.
  • Experience in educational administration.
  • Military service at high levels of command and staff.
  • Attendance at a military school or academy.
  • Proven track record of success in difficult and demanding positions.
  • Experience in managing large budget.

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