Community College Contract Breakdown

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KRQE News 13 requested employment contracts for presidents at New Mexico’s two-year community colleges (read the full 13 On Special Assignment – Extra perks for comm. college presidents)

Some extra benefits include:

  • A $2,500 monthly discretionary allowance for the president at Santa Fe Community College; according to the contract, the president does not have to provide receipts to the college.
  • At San Juan College in Farmington, the president makes $180,000 per year, plus an extra $18,000 housing allowance and a $12,000 car allowance.
  • The president of Clovis Community College gets a 4,000 square foot, Mediterranean-inspired house, owned by the college. The Board will also provide the president with a new or leased car that is replaced every two years.
  • The president of New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs received a $28,000 bonus last year, in addition to his $190,000 salary. He also gets 30 paid vacation days, $12,000 a year to help pay for housing and a car and a membership to the Hobbs Country Club.

Breakdown of Employment Contracts

Central New Mexico College, Albuquerque, NM
President Dr. Katharine Winograd
Term July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2015
No. of Students 28,000
Annual Base Salary $216,315
Retention/Performance Bonus one-time $30,000 SY ending June 2013
Housing N/A
Car $1,000/month ($12,000/yr)
Paid Leave 27 vacation days; 13 sick days
Other Perks 2-month paid sabbatical (eligible Jan. 2014 but has not taken yet)
San Juan College, Farmington, NM
President Dr. Toni Pendergrass
Term July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2015
No. of Students 18,400
Annual Base Salary $175,000
Retention/Performance Bonus Eligible for $10,500 bonus, which board will decide in March
Housing $1,500/month ($18,000/yr)
Car $1,000/month ($12,000/yr)
Paid Leave 22 vacation days
Other Perks $36,000/yr stipend for lobbying, meals, entertainment, etc. (She used $9,886.51 for SY that ended June 2013)
Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM
President Interim President Randy Grissom Dr. Ana Guzman
Term Jan. 28, 2014 – July 31, 2015 Sept. 1, 2012 – Aug. 31, 2016 (contract terminated Dec. 2013)
No. of Students 6,700 6,700
Annual Base Salary $175,000 $196,000
Retention/Performance Bonus N/A Eligible for bonus at discretion of board
Housing N/A N/A
Car N/A N/A
Paid Leave 360 hours paid leave 30 vacation days
Other Perks $2,500/month ($30,000/yr) discretionary allowance, no receipts required $2,500/month ($30,000/yr) discretionary allowance, no receipts required; $80/month for cell phone allowance ($960/yr)
Clovis Community College, Clovis, NM
President Dr. Becky Rowley
Term July 18, 2011 – June 30, 2016
No. of Students 3,700
Annual Base Salary $148,393
Retention/Performance Bonus N/A
Housing Required to live in college-owned home
Car Leased/purchased car offered every 2 years; she has not used this benefit
Paid Leave standard for all college employees
Other Perks $20,000 expense allowance
New Mexico Junior College, Hobbs, NM
President Dr. Steve McCleery
Term July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2015
No. of Students 3,200
Annual Base Salary $190,000
Retention/Performance Bonus one-time $28,000 SY ending June 2013
Housing $6,000/yr
Car $6,000/yr
Paid Leave 30 vacation days
Other Perks $21,400 annual stipend for lobbying, meals, entertainment, etc.; Hobbs Country Club membership
Luna Community College, Las Vegas, NM
President Pete Campos
Term July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014
No. of Students 1,800
Annual Base Salary $150,000
Retention/Performance Bonus N/A
Housing N/A
Car $750/month ($9,000/yr)
Paid Leave 15 vacation days
Other Perks cell phone reimbursement
Mesalands Community College, Tucumcari, NM
President Dr. Thomas Newsom
Term Aug. 1, 2013 – July 31, 2015
No. of Students 870
Annual Base Salary $156,000
Retention/Performance Bonus will be eligible and evaluated in February for a performance bonus
Housing Lives in college-owned house but pays rent $750/month ($9,000/yr)
Car $750/month ($9,000/yr)
Paid Leave 24 vacation days, 2 personal days, 13 sick days
Other Perks N/A
New Mexico Military Insititute, Roswell, NM
President Dr. Jerry Grizzle
Term July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014
No. of Students 960
Annual Base Salary $185,857
Retention/Performance Bonus N/A
Housing N/A
Car N/A
Paid Leave N/A
Other Perks N/A
**University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
President Dr. Robert Frank
Term June 1, 2012 – May 31, 2017
No. of Students 36,000
Annual Base Salary $355,000
Retention/Performance Bonus N/A
Housing Lives at President’s House located on-campus
Car $1,000/month ($12,000/yr)
Paid Leave Accrues 14 hours of annual leave per month
Other Perks Discretionary fund raised by UNM Foundation (anywhere from $38.21 in Sept 2012, $1,230 in March 2013); access/travel to all sporting events for Dr. Frank & his wife