Thursday, January 29, 2015

Northern New Mexico College Changes Name

Northern New Mexico College announced a name change on January 27, 2015.  The institution located in Española, NM will now be Northern New Mexico University.

The institution has a complex history of changes in mission and names.  It was founded in El Rito, NM as the Spanish American Normal School in 1909.  The name was changed to Northern New Mexico State School in 1953 and to Northern New Mexico College in 1959.  It became New Mexico Technical-Vocational School in 1969 and development of a new campus at Española began.  The name was changed to Northern New Mexico Community College in 1976 and Northern New Mexico College in 2005.