Local Board


The UNM-Gallup Local Board is comprised of elected citizens of McKinley County who are interested in higher education. Each member services a four-year term. Terms are staggered so there is an election every two years. They are an advisory board to the UNM Regents.

The specific duties and responsibilities of the Advisory Board in relation to the operation of the Gallup Campus include the following:

  • Act as an advisory board to the Board of Regents in all matters pertaining to the conduct of the Gallup Campus.
  • Approve an annual budget for the Gallup Campus for recommendation to the Board of Regents.
  • Provide approval and certification for the tax levy, as required by state law, to the McKinley County Commission.
  • Call election for tax levies for the Gallup Campus, after approval of the Board of Regents.
  • Call Elections for Advisory Board positions pursuant to the Branch Community College Act, Section 21-14-2.1, NMSA 1978.

Board Members

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Ralph Richards

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Olin Kieyoomia

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Gerald O'Hara

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Priscilla Smith

Local Board Meetings

2017-2018
Date Time Location Agenda
September 19 1:00 P.M. Director's Conference Room 09.19.17 Agenda
October 24 Cancelled
November 14 1:00 P.M. Director's Conference Room 11.14.17 Agenda
January 23 1:00 P.M. Director's Conference Room  
February 27 1:00 P.M. Director's Conference Room  
March 27 1:00 P.M. Director's Conference Room  
April 10 1:00 P.M. Director's Conference Room  
May 22 1:00 P.M. Director's Conference Room  
June 19 1:00 P.M. Director's Conference Room