As New Mexico’s land-grant university, NMSU has an unwavering working relationship with
stakeholders across the state, from the agricultural community, to businesses, to social and cultural organizations,
to schools, health care providers and educators.
In fulfillment of its land-grant mission, the NMSU community works directly with individuals and groups across the state.
Cooperative Extension offices in every New Mexico county offer programs and work-shops in community health, food and gardening, youth activities (including 4-H), small business, and many more. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs from the Colleges of Education, Engineering, Arts & Sciences and Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES), both on campus and in schools, reach thousands of students across New Mexico each year. The College of Education’s after-school STEM programs alone served more than 4,600 students and 1,000 teachers in 26 school districts last year.
Lessening inequality in health care access in New Mexico is another key area of the campaign. These inequities, in access and the knowledge of how to navigate healthcare systems, will be addressed through multi-disciplinary programmatic outreach on the part of university faculty and students.
An enhanced collaboration between the College of Health and Social Services and ACES is under development, as is the broader use of the Extension network to conduct health education across the entire state. Funding and endowment opportunities are available in many of these areas.