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Reaccreditation marks end of New Mexico Highlands probation

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — New Mexico Highlands University has been removed from probation by an accreditation group.

The Higher Learning Commission has reaffirmed the university’s accreditation after determining that it met certain criteria.

Under a new initiative announced Tuesday, Highlands President Sam Minner said he now wants to create a more vibrant and effective university by examining programs, correcting inefficiencies and removing obstacles to student success.

Minner has organized four groups to examine curricular offerings, student life, athletics and finances. As part of the review, the groups will look at potential partnerships with other institutions in New Mexico.

Highlands already is working on a memorandum of understanding with Northern New Mexico College to combine under-enrolled courses as part of an effort to streamline access to courses that students need.

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