Staff members honored with social mobility awards

A key component of NMSU’s strategic plan, NMSU LEADS 2025, is to improve the lives of students by enhancing their social mobility, which is defined as improving economic status.

Two NMSU staff members were recognized with a national award for the university’s work in this effort. Tony Marin ’98 ’08, assistant vice president of student engagement, and Dacia Sedillo ’94 ’06, university registrar, accepted the 2019 Social Mobility Innovator award at CollegeNET’s Social Mobility Summit in Portland, Oregon.

NMSU faculty, staff, students, alumni and leadership are striving to enhance students’ social mobility.

“We’ve always known the work we do here is important, but to have a measure established at a national level is validation of the work we do every day with our students,” Sedillo says.

“New Mexico State is well poised to position ourselves as a leader of social mobility success. Our students and graduates epitomize the true spirit of this award and the impacts that higher education has on improving the lives of our state, region and nation,” Marin says.

Tiffany Acosta