New Mexico Junior College

Dr. Steve McCleeryDr. Steve McCleery

With its first class enrolling in fall 1966, New Mexico Junior College (NMJC) is a comprehensive community college that promotes success through learning. Charged with educating residents of Lea County in the southeastern corner of New Mexico, NMJC provides positive lifelong learning opportunities in its credit and non-credit courses.

Seeking to accomplish its mission by building a culture that values and promotes excellence, effectiveness, responsiveness, access and community involvement, NMJC is led by Dr. Steve McCleery, who became the institution’s president in 1998. Under McCleery’s leadership, NMJC’s 135 faculty members and 90 staff members strive to provide a comprehensive and supportive learning environment for more than 6,000 students.