The institution chosen for this organizational scan is my current employer, Central New Mexico Community College (CNM). CNM is a very large 2-year public institution. According to the Carnegie Classification System (2008; 2010), the current student population is 27,999. It is a public urban institution serving multiple campuses. It is exclusively an undergraduate two-year institution, and the undergraduate profile is higher part-time two-year (para. 1).
As the associate director of Financial Aid & Scholarships Services, who reports to the director of Financial Aid & Scholarships Services. The director reports to the associate vice president of Enrollment Services whom reports to the vice president of Student Services. The vice president of Student Services oversees Enrollment Management, Dean of Students, Safety & Security, Multi-Site Management, Disability Resource Center, TRIO Grant, and the Bookstore.
The Student Services department employees over 350 employees, who functions are to assist the student with everything outside of the classroom. This includes the following departments; Academic Advisement, Assessment Services, Call Center, Enrollment Services, Financial Aid, Student Health Office, Id Services, Student Life & Student Discipline, Veteran Support Services and Security (Figure 1.1)
There are two other vice presidents equal to the vice president of Student Services. These are the vice president of Academic Affairs and the vice president of Finance and Operations.
The vice president of Academic Affairs has two executive directors who oversee Distance Learning and Cooperative for Teaching & Learning, Libraries, and Assistance Center for Education, and the five schools. These five schools are Adult & General Education, Applied Technologies, Business & Technologies, Communication Humanities & Social, Health Wellness & Public Safety, and Math Science & Engineering. Each of the five schools have deans who oversee the faulty.
The vice president of Finance and Operations oversees Budget & Fiscal Operations, Planning & Institutional Effectiveness, Physical Plant, Information Technology, Human Resources, Labor Relations, Purchasing and Material Management, Shipping and Receiving, Duplicating & Postal Services.
The vice presidents report directly to the president who reports to the governing board. There are other departments that report to the president are Government Relations, Marketing & Communication, Economic & Workforce Development, Foundation Office, Alumni Assocation, and CNM Connect (Figure 1.2).
CNM employees over 2000 + staff and faculty members who are responsible for student success, located on seven different campus. The organizational chart reflects the different pieces of a large puzzle that make a picture to provide a vision to students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders.
As stated by Manning (2013), “Higher education is a complex enterprise open to a wide range of understanding and...