Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
Reporter: Donna Gutierrez
ROSWELL--Dr. Dwight (Dee) Rogers, Acting Dean of Instruction at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell for the past eight months, has been appointed to the position of Dean of Instruction. Dr. Judy Armstrong, Provost at ENMU-Roswell, made the appointment effective March 11.
"Dee has done an outstanding job as Acting Dean of Instruction for the past eight months," said Armstrong. "We have developed an excellent rapport and work well together as a team. Dee has established the same rapport and working relationships with the faculty, staff, and division chairs in the instructional area. Based on their recommendations and my own observations and experience, I believe that Dee is the best choice for the position. Appointing him now allows us to move at full-speed ahead on many projects without the delay and expense of a costly search," Armstrong said.
"Dee's qualifications combine real-world career-technical experience with excellent academic credentials. His teaching and administrative experience in both the community college and the university settings make him the ideal person to fill the position," she added.
"I am pleased with the appointment and Dr. Armstrong's confidence in my qualifications," said Rogers. "Judy and I approach our jobs from a team perspective and we work well together. For the past eight months, I've been encouraged by an outstanding group of faculty, staff, and division chairs. The instructional team is looking forward to new programs, expanding existing programs, and implementing community education opportunities," he said.
Rogers began working at the Roswell campus in 1998 as the Associate Dean of Career and Technical Education and Chairperson of the Career and Technical Education Division. Before he moved to Roswell, Rogers was the Chair of the Technology Department at ENMU in Portales. He earned a bachelor's degree in technical education and a master's degree in education from ENMU. He received his doctorate in education from the University of New Mexico in 1994. Rogers also has a Distance Education certification from UNM.