NMSU outreach extends knowledge beyond the university, drives integration of activities, directly and indirectly, and supports student learning, experiences, and success. Our outreach activities include research, connections with communities and families, multigenerational engagement, economic development and entrepreneurship, and collaborative efforts with industry, corporations, and government entities.


3.1. Be a leader in place-based innovation and in economic and community development

3.2 Develop and implement innovative and culturally responsive PK-20 outreach, professional development, and continuing education programs that support social mobility

3.3 Improve PK-20 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education

3.4 Strengthen and elevate public–private engagement

3.5 Amplify Cooperative Extension and outreach programs and services to increase support for businesses, individuals, and communities





Current Priorities

Priorities Centralized Initiatives Examples at Unit Level
Develop an iterative process to plan, implement, assess, and modify a reporting system that will document Extension and outreach impacts across the NMSU system Review & Aadjust Digital Measures and "expertise.nmsu.edu" resources Departmental training on developing outreach impact documents and Digital Measures
Understand and disseminate information on current outreach efforts; establish mechanisms to better align existing efforts and more readily enable new opportunities. Develop system-wide inventory of all NMSU outreach programs Departmental inventory of outreach and community engagement activities
Connect the Extension network with other NMSU Colleges and units to leverage current and future outreach Develop university-wide opportunities to share collaborative outreach opportunities between Colleges/Units and Extension Departmental faculty meeting with Extension faculty to facilitate collaborative opportunities
Hold an university-wide Outreach Conference to promote collaboration between the Cooperative Extension Service and faculty from other NMSU Colleges and units
Develop and implement a framework for system-wide, holistic, corporate engagement to support growth in corporate relationships, industry sponsored research, and philanthropy Identify framework for engagement levels and responsibilities Summarize current corporate relationships and impacts

KPIs with Current Measures











Goal Champions

Jon Boren, Associate Dean/Director of Cooperative Extension Service
Wayne Savage, Executive Director of Arrowhead Park

Goal 3 - Team Members

First Name Last Name Title Affiliation email
Jon Boren Associate Dean/Director Cooperative Extension Service jboren@nmsu.edu
Wayne Savage Executive Director of Arrowhead Park Arrowhead Center waynes@nmsu.edu
Lenny Martinez Chief of Staff Office of the Chancellor jlmarti@nmsu.edu
Kathy Hansen Director Arrowhead Center hansen@nmsu.edu
John Gratton President Carlsbad Community College jgratton@nmsu.edu
Sonya Cooper Interim Dean College of Health and Social Services socooper@nmsu.edu
Patricia Sullivan Associate Dean College of Engineering patsulli@nmsu.edu
Mary Alice Scott Assocaite Professor Department of Anthropology mscott2@nmsu.ed
Cheyanne Carlisle Student College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Science calisle@nmsu.edu
Steve Beck Extension Department Head Extension 4-H Youth Development sbeck@nmsu.edu
Melody Munson-McGee Chief of Staff Office of the President mmunsonm@nmsu.edu
Braun Cartwright Chief Operating Officer Athletics braunc@nmsu.edu