Education Digest: Schmidt succeeds Isham at CCC

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor

Michael Schmidt becomes vice president for information and educational technology at Clovis Community College July 1, according to a college news release. He succeeds Eleonore Isham, who retires June 30 after a 27-year career with the college.

Schmidt is director of management information systems/institutional research and has worked for the college for 23 years. He previously was vice president for finance and human resources. In his new post, he will serve as a member of the President’s Council.

Isham was one of the college’s first administrators. She led the implementation and support of administrative and instructional technologies during her tenure, according to the release. That included the management information system, telecommunications and distance learning.

“Initially, our campus users had to be convinced to use technology,” Isham said. “Today, technology is ubiquitous and services are expected to be available 24-7.”

After retiring, she plans to study the healing arts.

Alumni shrimp boil set for June 1
Eastern New Mexico University’s annual alumni shrimp boil is set for 6:30 p.m. June 1 at the Portales Country Club, according to an ENMU news release.

Tickets are $30 per person and available through the alumni office by calling Janice Cowen at 562-2125 or visiting Alumni Affairs in room 101 of the Administration Building.

Proceeds help Portales High School students attend ENMU. The event is supported by the Portales alumni chapter.

ENMU closes Memorial Day
Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University will close Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

The campus will reopen Tuesday.

Education Digest is compiled by CNJ News Editor Jean Verlich. She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail: