Northern New Mexico College regents' replacements weren't confirmed

Posted at: 04/02/2013 8:57 AM
By: The Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The lack of confirmation votes by the state Senate during the Legislature's 2013 session means two appointees of Gov. Susana Martinez won't be seated on the board of regents of Northern New Mexico College.

Board chairman Michael Branch says Donald Martinez Jr. of El Rito and Kevin Powers of Albuquerque can't be seated because the regents they're replacing are legally entitled to stay in office until their replacements are confirmed.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the terms of Cecille Martinez-Wechsler of Santa Fe and Feliberto Martinez of Española expired at the end of 2012.

Northern New Mexico is a four-year college with campuses in Espanaola and El Rito. The board has five members.

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