Name: Tracy Hartzler
Job Title: President
Institution: Central New Mexico Community College
Previous Positions: Vice President for Finance and Operations, Central New Mexico College; 25 years in secondary education, working in and for state, tribal and federal executive and legislative branches in executive, legal, and policy roles.
Affiliations and/or Boards: National: Unmudl, Steering Committee Chair; Education Advisory Board, Research Advisory Committee, member. Statewide: NM Collaborative for Higher Education Shared Services (CHESS) Board, Vice Chair; New Mexico Independent Community Colleges, member. Local: Central New Mexico Workforce Connections Board; Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Central New Mexico Board, member and Presbyterian Delivery System/Presbyterian Health Plan Finance Committee, member; CNM Ingenuity Board; CNM Foundation Board. Affiliated with the Alliance for Innovation and Transformation (AFIT) and Global Community College Leadership Network, Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, Alburquerque Regional Economic Alliance
State Engagement: (formerly) NM Complete College America member; NM Higher Education Strategic Planning Cmte. member: regular presenter to state legislative committees.
Past AACC Conventions Attended: 2023 will be first. Prior travel impacted by covid protocols.
Past Professional Development Participation: Aspen New Presidents Fellowship, 2021-22 cohort; Kennedy School, Harvard University, State and Local Government Fellowship (2014); Congressional Research Service Graduate Institute and Advanced Legislative Institute (2007); CNM internal programs.
Education: Juris Doctorate, Columbus School of Law at Catholic University of America; Master of Education Degree, University of Virginia with highest honors; and Bachelor of Arts Degree, with honors, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame.