Academic Success Team

The University of New Mexico Valencia Academic Success Coaches welcome all questions, comments and concerns.  We are committed to providing the best academic service possible.

All students are urged to review course selections with an academic success coach prior to registration. Students with 26 or less completed credit hours will need to vist their success coach each semester to reivew their academic progress.

Students are encouraged to meet with their academic coach based on their career pathway to ensure they are successfully progressing towards completion.

Academic Success Coach Availability

Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday
8 am to 5 pm 

8 am to 12 pm


To schedule an appointment click on your Academic Success Coaches name below or call 505.925.8560

All new students (including new transfers) starting must meet with the First Steps Academic Success Coach and complete the following:

  1. Complete application for admissions with an acceptance letter.
  2.  ENGL and MATH Assessment(s).
  3. Create a NET ID
  4. Registered for New Student Orientation.

For questions or concerns feel free to contact us at anytime.

Academic Success Coaches 

 Maisie R. Baca

Supv, Student Success

Health & STEM Pathways

*Transition/Transfer Coach

Dual Credit Academic Success Coach for:

Los Lunas High School 

 Kristen Eads

Sr. Student Success Specialist

First Steps Academic Success Coach

New & Prospective Students

Frehman Success Coach

Dual Credit Academic Success Coach for:

Valencia High School

Kaydra Townsend

Sr. Student Success Specialist

Social Science, Humanities & Career Technical Pathways

*Probation, Suspension & Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Coach

Dual Credit Academic Success Coach for:

Belen High School