The General Obligation Bond C allocates funds for projects at each of UNM’s four branches.
The bond allocates $1,000,000 to plan, design, construct, renovate, equip and furnish the Zollinger library and lower shell space at the UNM Gallup branch campus of the University of New Mexico in McKinley County.
Money from the bond will provide additional student study and support space as well as additional shelving for books. It will also provide ADA access, needed HVAC and fire safety upgrades and an elevator. Zollinger Library is a regional resource used by the entire community.
Gallup annually serves 5,000 students in credit courses, 2,500 in non-credit and adult basic education courses. The branch offers ten bachelor’s degrees in six programs and seven master’s degrees in four programs from UNM’s Extended University. It also offers associate’s degrees in 23 programs and certificates in 20 programs. The master plan for the branch projects enrollment growth of more than 29 percent by 2020.
UNM Los Alamos
The bond allocates $500,000 to plan, design, construct, renovate, equip and furnish the emergency medical services classroom laboratory and training area at the Los Alamos branch campus of the University of New Mexico in Los Alamos County.
The project will remodel an obsolete classroom space originally designed for elementary school students. It includes safety and structure repairs, EMT equipment for real time training, an EMP simulation lab and student training access to emergency vehicle. It will provide student access to current tools and equipment.
The project will allow UNM Los Alamos to meet the demand for workforce training in emergency medical services, to continue to meet local pueblo needs, and will provide pathways to UNM bachelor’s degree and EMS Academy program and EMT licensure for the fire service.
UNM Taos – The bond allocates $4,000,000 to plan, design, renovate, construct, equip and furnish the health career training center for the Taos branch campus of the University of New Mexico in Taos County.
The money will be used to renovate the downtown convention center buildings to construct a permanent facility for UNM Taos Health Sciences degree and certificate programs. The renovated buildings will provide labs for chemistry, biology and health classes to support degrees in integrative health, emergency medical services, RN nursing, nurse and dental assistants, health extension education and physical conditioning. Enrollment at UNM Taos is increasing in pre-science degree seeking students and the construction will support those programs.
The bond allocates $1,000,000 for critical health and safety infrastructure improvements campus wide at the Valencia branch campus of the University of New Mexico in Valencia County.
The money will be used to update heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems as well as electrical systems, piping and pumps. The campus is planning a chilled water plant and will use some of the money to prepare for that project. Some pumps will be relocated and re-sized. More than 2,400 students attend classes at the campus.