Courtesy of N.M. Highlands University
Joe “Dan” Padilla, a longtime educator and Highlands University alumnus, was recently appointed by Gov. Susan Martinez as a new member of Highlands’ Board of Regents.
Alumnus, longtime educator appointed as regent

By Sean Weaver, N.M. Highlands University

Dan Padilla knows how Highlands University transforms lives. He is living proof.

“It’s enriched me in the knowledge that there’s a lot out there for anyone who has a dream or desire to do something,” said Padilla, whom Gov. Susana Martinez named as a recess appointment to the Highlands Board of Regents.

“Attending Highlands impacted my life, defined who I am, and has inspired me to impact kids to continue their education.”