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The Santa Fe Higher Education Center Governing Board

Under the provisions of the Learning Center Act [21-16A NMSA 1978], the members of the SFCC Governing Board also serve as members of the Learning Center District Board.  The LC District Board is a separate entity responsible for overseeing Higher Education Center (HEC) operations and contracting with higher education institutions to offer accredited educational programs and services.

SFCC Board Member - Pablo Sedilla SFCC Board Vice-Chair - Chris Abeyta SFCC Board Member - Linda Siegle

Expires: March, 2015

Mr. Pablo Sedillo, Member, was appointed by the Governing Board and will serve until the next special election in March 2015. Currently serving as a government relations liaison for CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, Mr. Sedillo was a field representative for former U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman from 2003-2012. He holds a bachelor’s degree from New Mexico Highlands University and previously served on the university’s foundation board.


Expires: March 31, 2015

Chris Abeyta, Secretary, is retired from Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) and is presently a Math and GED instructor at Northern New Mexico College (NNMC). He also teaches guitar at the Santa Fe County Juvenile Detention Center. He is a lifelong resident of Santa Fe and has served on many community boards and commissions. He has a degree from the University of New Mexico and has been recognized with the Mayor's Excellence Award in Literature and Music.

Expires: March 31, 2015

Ms. Linda Siegle, Chair, is president of a consulting company focused on lobbying the legislature for non-profit agencies and strategic planning. She is a former member of the Santa Fe County Health Policy Commission and has served as chair of various state councils and committees.


SFCC Board Member - Martha Romero SFCC Board Member - Kathy Keith  

Expires: March 31, 2019

Dr. Martha Romero, Member,
was the Founding Director of the Community College Leadership Development Initiatives (CCLDI) at Claremont Graduate University. As a faculty member, Dr. Romero taught graduate seminars in organizational development at the University of Colorado and in the Community College Leadership program at the University of New Mexico and at the Claremont Graduate University. She served as Vice President for Instruction at Pikes Peak Community College, and as President/Superintendent of the Siskiyous Joint Community College District consisting of two small, rural community college campuses in northern California.

Dr. Romero has authored many policy reports, journal articles and book chapters on leadership, civility on college campuses, and the use of research in decision-making.


Expires: March 31, 2019

Ms. Kathy Keith, Member, serves as the Executive Director of the Regional Development Corporation, a regional economic development organization. She has more than 20 years of experience in public policy, including working in leadership positions in the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Department of Energy and the New Mexico Economic Development Department. She has worked across the nation as a consultant assisting states and communities in designing and implementing cutting-edge workforce development projects.

Locally, she serves on the Santa Fe Business and Quality of Life Committee and is immediate past President of the Tesuque Elementary PTA. Keith holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Political Science from Texas Tech University.




2015 Meeting Schedule, Agendas and Minutes
January 21, 2015
Board Meeting:
1.21.15 @ 5:00 p.m.
May 19, 2015
Board Meeting:
5.19.15 @ 5:30 p.m.
2014 Meeting Schedule, Agendas and Minutes
August 14, 2014
Board Meeting:
8.14.14 @ 5:00 p.m.
November 18, 2014
Board Meeting:
11.18.14 @ 5:30 p.m.
Minutes Minutes  
2014 Meeting Schedule
January 28, 2014
Board Meeting:
1.28.14 @ 5:00 p.m.
March 26, 2014
Board Meeting:
3.26.14 @ 5:00 p.m.
May 20, 2014
Board Meeting:
5.20.14 @ 3:30 p.m.
2014 Meeting Minutes
January 28  March 26  May 20
2013 Meeting Schedule
May 21, 2013
Board Meeting:
5.21.13 @ 5:00 p.m.
August 20, 2013
Board Meeting:
8.20.13 @ 5:00 p.m.
2013 Meeting Minutes

August 20
May 21
January 24

2012 Meeting Minutes
November 29, 2012
August 11, 2012
April 19, 2012
Board Meeting Summaries
November 2011  August 2011 January 25, 2011

About the Santa Fe Higher Education Center

In 2009 SFCC established a Learning Center District and held their first meeting December 3. The SFCC Governing Board also serves as the Learning Center District Board.

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