Honorary membership is awarded to a person who has made extraordinary contributions to the Teaching Academy or to faculty development at NMSU.
While at the Teaching Academy, Sandra earned two degrees, with the support of her two sons. She earned her Associates and Bachelors of Business Administration with minors in both Management and Marketing. Sandra was a Crimson Scholar and was awarded a stole from the Hispanic Faculty and Staff Caucus for her excellence in Academics and Leadership. She is currently a graduate student earning her Master’s in Business Administration.
Bobbie’s lifetime of dedication to effective university accreditation was recognized with her appointment to the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity by the Secretary of Education, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. The committee advises the secretary of education on accreditation issues. It is charged with recommending to the secretary of education which accrediting agencies should be recognized as reliable authorities for judging the quality of postsecondary institutions and programs. Postsecondary schools must be approved by a recognized accrediting agency to be eligible to participate in federal programs. Students attending these schools receive some $150 billion in grants, loans and work-study opportunities.
Bobbie has been active professionally in other areas. She served as co-chair of the 1986 National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Annual Meeting in New York. Bobbie is also past president of the New Mexico Higher Education Assessment and Retention Association. She has served as chair of the executive committee of the Western Academic Leadership Forum, an organization of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Bobbie has consistently shared her talents outside of academe by serving as president of the Tompkins Red Cross as well as secretary and then vice president of Tompkins County Planned Parenthood in Ithaca, New York. In Las Cruces, Dr. Derlin has served multiple terms as president of La Casa, our local domestic violence shelter. She has also been recognized by Rotary International as a Paul Harris Fellow.
Herbert and Joan Zuhl, Benefactors and Friends of the Teaching Academy
Pat Hynes, Director, New Mexico Space Grant Consortium
Judy McShannon, Former Associate Director, New Mexico Space Grant Consortium
Waded Cruzado-Salas, Former Dean of Arts & Sciences
Lisa Frehill, Former Principal Investigator, NSF ADVANCE
Pamela Hunt, Former Associate Director, NSF ADVANCE
William V. Flores, Former Provost
Jozi De Leon, Former Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Carmen Gonzales, Former Vice President for Student Success