Our Team

Leadership Team

Derek Dictson

Derek Dictson
President, NMSU Foundation
Vice President, University Advancement
575-646-3163

Dr. Tina Byford

Kristin Ludwig
Sr. Associate Vice President
Operations & Development
575-646-3218

Lynn Schlemeyer

Lynn Schlemeyer
Associate Vice President
Marketing & Strategic Initiatives
575-646-1613

Development Team

Connor Adams
Director of Development, Major Gifts
575-646-1613

Renee Gonzalez

Adrian Bautista
Director of Development
College of Engineering
575-646-2552

Anthony Casaus

Aimee Bennett
Director of Development
College of Health & Social Services
575-646-2124

Kassie Ckodre

Kassie Ckodre
Director of Development
College of Agricultural, Consumer, & Environmental Sciences
575-646-6495

Anthony Casaus

Debra Medoff Marks
Director of Development
College of Education
(575) 646-2686

Patrick Knapp

Patrick Knapp
Director of Development
College of Arts & Sciences
575-646-5276

Denise Tafoya

Denise Tafoya
Director of Development
College of Business
575-646-5572

Sarah Babins

Steven Covington
Director of Estates & Gift Planning
575-646-1613

Corporate and Foundation Relations

Allison Layfield

Allison Layfield
Development Officer, Intr.
575-646-1958

Brien Murphy

Brien Murphy
Development Officer, Sr.
575-646-2103

Alumni Relations

Seneca Reyna

Seneca Reyna
Alumni Relations Officer, Lead
575-646-2376

Donor Relations, Scholarships and Stewardship

Jolie Tixier

Jolie Tixier
Director
575-646-5567

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Desma Montellano
Stewardship Officer
575-646-5823

Dolores Cardoza

Dolores Cardoza
Stewardship Officer and Scholarship Coordinator
575-646-3618

Financial Services

Lidia Paez

Lidia Paez
Foundation Investment Bank and Endowment Officer
575-646-5828

Jessica Parks

Jessica Parks
Accountant, Lead
575-646-6174

Erica Reyes

Erica Reyes
Accountant, Int.
575-646-7479

 

Diane Calhoun

John Frye
Accountant, Lead
575-646-6124

Research and Gift Processing

Dr. Tina Byford

Kristen Meierhoff
Executive Director, Prospect Strategy & Gift Administration
575-646-1613

Cecilia Carrasco

Cecelia Carrasco
Prospect Research Coordinator, Sr.
575-646-2008

Marilyn Crawford

Marilyn Crawford
Prospect Researcher, Inter.
575-646-2346

Heather Hesse

Heather Hesse
Gift Processing Supervisor
575-646-4811

Mardeliz Gallardo

Mardeliz Gallardo
Fiscal Assistant, Int.
575-646-2967

IT and Data Analytics

Keegan Thomas-Chappell

Keegan Thomas-Chappell
Database Analyst, Lead
575-646-5925

Felipe Parra
Database Analyst, Lead
575-646-2839

Enrique Solis
Database Analyst, Assc.
575-646-3143

Administrative Staff

Dr. Tina Byford

Matty Burns
Executive Assistant
575-646-2867

Nohemi Perez

Nohemi Perez
HR Coordinator, Sr.
575-646-1106

Dr. Tina Byford

Danielle Gibbs
Administrative Assistant, Sr.
575-646-7495

Dr. Tina Byford

Selena Chavez
Development Coordinator
575-646-1613