For over 80 years ENMU has prepared students for careers and advanced study. Our mission is to emphasizes liberal learning, freedom of inquiry, cultural diversity and whole student life. ENMU serves students of traditional age, adult learners and organizations through undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is where tradition meets affordable tuition and flexibility meets fulfillment. That's why our slogan is "Student Success–that's what it's all about!"

As New Mexico’s largest regional comprehensive university, ENMU opened its doors in 1934 as Eastern New Mexico Junior College. In 1940, after adding additional classes leading to a bachelor’s degree, the school was renamed Eastern New Mexico College. ENMC was accredited as a four-year liberal arts college in 1946-47. Graduate work leading to the master's degree in some departments was added in 1949, and April 5, 1949, the Board of Regents approved the change of the institution's name to Eastern New Mexico University.

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Leadership and Mission

Our leadership team includes our president and Board of Regents. As a University, we strive to celebrate diversity in all aspects of our educational and operational activities. ENMU is a leader in higher education and we carry out our mission with pride and focus on the future. Our strategic plans are designed to result in ongoing improvements that help prepare future generations of leaders.

Leadership, Mission and Vision

Alumni and Foundation

ENMU Alumni Association and the ENMU Foundation are continually looking for ways to engage our alumni and friends of Eastern. From alumni gatherings to a golf tournament, the ENMU Alumni Association and the ENMU Foundation plan and execute activities to honor and recognize alumni and friends of Eastern. 

Alumni and Foundation Website

News and Events

From news and updates from around the University, to events and fine arts performances, stay in touch with what is happening at ENMU. View all news sources including our ENMU social media directory.

News, Social Media and Events

Employment and Human Resources

Eastern New Mexico University is a place where teaching, learning and the sharing of ideas extends beyond the walls of the classroom. When you become a part of the EMNU family, you become a part of a community of a diverse blend of talented enthusiastic individuals who encourage the understanding of varied viewpoints and the appreciation of all cultures. View employment opportunities, find out more about living in the Portales vicinity, and see the great benefits you'll have as an ENMU employee in our employment and HR section of our site.

Job Opportunities and Benefits

Public Documents

ENMU has many public documents which need to be easily accessible to students, faculty and staff, and other ENMU constituent groups. Our public documents section is a great index of these need-to-know resources.

Public Documents Index

Institutional Research

The Office of Institutional Research collects, analyzes and reports a wide array of data about student enrollment, retention, graduation, satisfaction and other core University operations.

Office of Institutional Research

Contact ENMU

If you need to contact a specific ENMU employee or office, our contact section is a good place to start. With a University Directory showing all the different areas on campus and a People Search for all faculty and staff, you'll be able to find what you need.

ENMU Directory and People Search

About ENMU, Portales

Students choose Eastern New Mexico University for our personal touch, accredited academic programs and affordable costs. ENMU offers a variety of services to help students succeed in their academic, personal and professional lives. That's why our slogan is "Student Success–that's what it's all about!"