Executive Director


Executive Director

Christopher Dyer, Ph.D.
UNM-Gallup
Executive Director

Dear Students:

Welcome to University of New Mexico-Gallup!!

We are happy you have chosen UNM-Gallup - we feel you have made a great decision in joining the many students who call UNM-Gallup "home" and who have achieved great academic success at our institution. As you work towards your educational goals we invite you to review the many opportunities offered in our campus catalogue. Choosing a degree and career path is a very important life decision, and our counselors and career advisors stand ready to help you with the decision. UNM-Gallup is driven by our campus motto: Students first and last, and we are committed to providing you with the tools you need to succeed. Our commitment to your academic success includes our intent to provide you with the best advising, instruction, and support possible from the beginning of your studies through the finish line of your graduation.

Our "Commit to Complete" initiative provides a promise from UNM-Gallup to provide all the courses and educational support you need to finish your certificate or degree. This also includes our intent to provide you with, tutoring, career advising, supplemental instruction and any of a number of other student support programs needed to get the job done. Your commitment will be to finish your degree/certificate program in a timely manner with the full support of the UNM-Gallup administration, faculty and staff.

Although our priority has always been to serve our community as a two-year college, our association with UNM has allowed us to be flexible and stretch as the need arrives. In addition to our two-year programs, we also have the UNM Bachelor and Graduate Programs on our campus - and much, much more. Just a few of the other entities operating on our campus or under our leadership: South Campus at Zuni, Adult Basic Education Center on the North Side of Gallup, Middle College High School, Community Education and the Center for Career and Technical Education (CCTE). All these programs help to meet the needs of our diverse student body and the communities and region we serve. UNM-Gallup operates as an open enrollment institution which means we believe every student can be successful and that our college offers something for everyone. Opportunities extend to certificates in a vocational program, or an associate's degree in either a vocational program or an academic discipline. Many of our students concentrate on obtaining their basics at UNMG's affordable tuition rates, before transferring to four-year institutions. So again, I welcome you to UNM-Gallup. Your success is our priority, and working together we can achieve great things. In the words of the great Mahatma Gandhi - let us together "become the change you wish to see in the world." GO LOBOS!

Dr. Christopher Dyer
Executive Director