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Admission Office Rep Elected To Regional Post

Reynaldo Maestas Elected To Regional Admission Post

SOCORRO, N.M. – Reynaldo Maestas, Associate Director for the Admission Office, was recently elected the College Fair Chair for the Rocky Mountain Association for College Admission Counseling.

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Reynaldo Maestas, associate director of the Admission Office, was elected to serve three years as the College Fair Chair in the Rocky Mountain region.

 

Maestas represented NMT at the SUPERACAC Conference and the affiliated organization Rocky Mountain Association for College Admission Counseling, or RMACAC. The Rocky Mountain region includes New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, and Wyoming.

“This is a huge honor, and I am the only New Mexico university representative elected to a regional position,” he said. “It's a huge responsibility and I'm excited to take on the challenge.”

Maestas has worked at New Mexico Tech since 2014. He previously worked at UNM for four years and New Mexico Highlands, his alma mater, for four years. Maestas earned his bachelor’s in marketing and his M.B.A. in international relations, both from Highlands.

Currently, the regional organization hosts six college fairs and Maestas hopes to add two additional ones. The current fairs include three in the fall semester in Salt Lake City, Roswell and Albuquerque. Spring college fairs are in Denver, Tucson and Phoenix.

“I would like to see an additional fair added in Las Cruces and maybe even Durango, Colorado,” Maestas said “I have to work with local contacts in each one of these cities to make sure all details of the fair are complete to have a successful event. More than 200 universities and colleges attend these college fairs each semester, and more than 5,000 students attend the fairs.”

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Reynaldo Maestas with his colleagues at the recent SUPERACAC meeting. From left are Danielle Yepa-Gunderson of Sandia Prep H.S., Darah Tabrum of Kirtland Central H.S., Maestas, and Constance Lumumba-Perez of Bosque School. 

 

For each of the six college fairs, Maestas will be responsible for arranging a conference center, host hotels, booth space, and all the other logistics required for a large event. Maestas will hold this volunteer post for the next three years. Maestas said he is grateful for the support of the Director of Admission Tony Ortiz. 

“It’s months of work for a 2 and a half hour event,” he said. “These fairs are so, so important, not just for making a good impression in one or two minutes, but to have good materials to help students and parents make decisions.”

Another of Maestas’ goals is to organize statewide tours of colleges and universities in New Mexico to improve the visibility of higher education. He would also like to get bring more public high school guidance counselors to the regional fairs.

“I’m really excited to represent New Mexico Tech and bring recognition to all of New Mexico,” he said.

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