By Jessica Dyer / Journal Staff Writer, Published: Thursday, October 25th, 2018 at 6:24pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Should voters give the go-ahead on Election Day, $7 million in property tax revenue would flow into the University of New Mexico to start renewing and replacing what President Garnett Stokes calls the “atrocious” facilities currently used by the university’s ROTC programs.
Another $20.3 million would allow UNM to continue chemistry building upgrades and to construct a new “College Pathways to Careers Center” at its Taos branch.
UNM and UNM-Taos are among 26 college, university and specialty school campuses that stand to benefit from a $128 million general obligation Bond D question on this year’s ballot. School leaders say passage of Bond D would positively impact New Mexico now by generating construction and related jobs, but also in the long term by helping schools produce a better workforce.
“For all of us who are concerned about the education in New Mexico, concerned about the economy in New Mexico, what we really want is the kind of higher education system and the kind of higher education capital that allows us to be competitive to provide a better life for New Mexicans,” Central New Mexico Community College President Kathie Winograd said in championing the bond in a recent meeting with Journal editors. “How do we create an opportunity that we keep our best and brightest – both faculty and students – in the state, and how do we make this a competitive place?”
Please click the below links to find out about school specific Bond projects :
New Mexico Tech – https://www.nmt.edu/
CNM – https://www.cnm.edu/