The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences positively affects the health, economy and environment of New Mexico through four focus areas, known as the ACES Pillars - food and fiber production and marketing, water use and conservation, family development and health of New Mexicans, and environmental stewardship. The Pillars give life to the mission of the college which is to be an engine for the economic and community development in New Mexico. In order to fulfil the mission, a strategic plan is necessary.
Dean Flores has noted, "The strategic plan is fundamental for the College as it is for any organization that wants to move forward producing a substantial impact. In the case of the ACES college that impact is to the lives of New Mexicans."
The ACES Strategic Planning Committee has been established to develop a strategic plan for the college. In developing the plan, the committee will review the current strategic plan, the SWOT analysis recently conducted by each department and unit in the college to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and other relevant information.
It is the hope of the committee, and of Dean Flores, that everyone in ACES contribute to the development of the strategic plan from its formative stages to the final plan. To facilitate faculty and staff contributions to the plan, please use the feedback feature of this webpage to send us your comments. At this time, the committee is soliciting your input on the current plan which can be found at http://aces.nmsu.edu/strategicplan/docs/ACES_strategic_plan 2015_4_10_2015.pdf. Specifically, please provide feedback regarding the performance indicators that are in the plan and those you think should be included.
We are interested in receiving your comments and questions.
ACES Strategic Planning Process - 2018
|Present plan at Department Heads' Retreat Seek Department Heads' Feedback||Rolston St. Hilaire||July 28|
|General announcement to ACES||Dean Rolando A. Flores||July 23-31|
|Obtain existing plans and SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analyses from all units||Obtained from Claudia Trueblood | Steve Loring||By July 31|
|Send current ACES strategic plan for feedback and provide the guidance needed for feedback.||Send link to plan - Jay Lillywhite Guidance: Evaluation of objectives, and how to measure effectiveness||By August 6|
|Appoint ACES Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) of nine to represent all ACES.||ACES Dean appoints SPC from:|
a) Six suggested by Planning Committee
b) Six recommend by Department Heads
c) Three recommended by Dean
|July 23-August 6|
|Write a draft plan and check if plan is aligned with NMSU's Strategic Plan.||ACES Strategic Planning Committee||August 6-October 15|
|NMSU Performance Metrics||NMSU||Expected September 30|
|Send draft plan to all ACES departments/units, and stakeholders for feedback||All ACES personnel and stakeholders. SPC will coordinate this effort||October 1-November 2|
|Complete plan||ACES SPC||November 2- November 30|
|Open ACES Forum||Dean or SPC discusses plan with ACES faculty and staff||November 30-December 14|
|Revise plan if needed||Two-three ACES SPC members||November 30-December 14|
|Create final formatted plan and disseminate||Video and print materials posted to ACES website||December 19-January 15, 2019|
Strategic Plan Committee Members
|Committee Member||Email Address|
Tribal Extension Program Coordinator, McKinley County Extension Office County Program Director, McKinley County Extension Office
County Program Director
Ext. Livestock & 4-H Agent, Doña Ana County Extension Office
Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, Extension Animal Sciences and Natural Resources
Assistant Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences
Associate Professor/Water Resource Mgmnt, Plant & Environmental Sciences
Asst. Professor/Weed Physiology, Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Weed Science (EPPWS)
Assistant Professor/Superintendent, Mora/John T. Harrington Forestry Research Center
Contract Administrator II, Business and Resource Planning
Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business
Ext. Specialist/Economic Dev. Coordinator, Extension Economics
|Rolston St. Hilaire|
Department Head/Professor, Plant & Environmental Sciences
Interim Department Head/Professor, Extension Plant Sciences