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Luna Board of Trustees okays president’s contract

The Luna Community College Board of Trustees approved a presidential contract for Dr. Edward Martinez in a special meeting on Wednesday.

Dr. Martinez signed a three-year contract at $170,000 annually. Dr. Martinez will begin his new job on Monday, June 21.

Dr. Edward Martinez officially signs a contract to be the next president at Luna Community College.

“I am excited to get to work,” said Dr. Martinez. “I’m looking forward to being the president and plan on serving the students, working with the Luna Community College community and creating partnerships with our Luna Community College service area.”

Dr. Martinez is currently a Special Assistant to the President at New Mexico Highlands University.

“The board of trustees is looking forward to begin our work with our next president,” said Luna BOT chair Dr. Phyllis Martinez. “We are very impressed with his qualifications and look forward to his leadership at the college.”