SHEEO State Authorization Surveys

Revision of New Mexico Higher Education Department from Mon, 04/28/2014 - 10:59

1A1. Agency Name: 
New Mexico Higher Education Department
1A2. Agency Description - Please review the description below and revise as appropriate (e.g., state executive agency, agency with appointed board, department or division within agency, etc.): 

The New Mexico Higher Education Department has authority to approve and license private degree-granting institutions and certain proprietary (career) schools operating in the state, including for-profit/proprietary vocational-technical education. Regionally accredited institutions chartered in other states and operating branches or otherwise offering instruction within the state may seek exemption from regulation through application.

1A3. Agency Contact - Please review and correct as necessary the contact information below: 

Diane Vigil-Hayes
Private & Proprietary Schools Administrator and Compliance Officer
New Mexico Higher Education Department
2048 Galisteo Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 476-8418
Diane.Vigil@state.nm.us

1A4. Who should institutions contact if they have questions about your agency’s authority, policies, or application process: 

Questions about policies and application processes:
Diane Vigil-Hayes
Private & Proprietary Schools Administrator and Compliance Officer
New Mexico Higher Education Department
2048 Galisteo Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 476-8418
Diane.Vigil@state.nm.us

Questions about agency’s authority:
David Mathews
Director of Private & Proprietary Schools and General Counsel
New Mexico Higher Education Department
2048 Galisteo Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 476-8402
David.Mathews@state.nm.us

1C1. Other Agencies - According to our records, the following agencies also have responsibility for authorization in the state. Please correct, add to, or clarify this list of authorizing authorities as necessary. These agencies will also be requested to complete this survey: 
None.
1C2. If the division of responsibility among these agencies is not clear, please explain: 

The New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department (RLD) through its twenty nine (29) Boards and Commissions Divisions provide professional licensure and may have jurisdiction over the respective programs and institutions offering such programs. At times, an institution may be under both, the oversight of NMHED and a board. If the institution is offering programs not falling under the jurisdiction of the particular board or department, responsible for the institution’s oversight, then the oversight responsibility falls to NMHED.

INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES
PROPERTY IN THE STATE
RECRUITING ACTIVITIES
THIRD PARTY AGREEMENTS/CONTRACTS
ADVERTISING
EMPLOYMENT IN THE STATE
OTHER