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Kathie W. Winograd

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Kathie Winograd
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Dr. Katharine W. Winograd became president of Central New Mexico Community College on July 1, 2007. She is the first female president of the college, which was established in 1965.

Dr. Winograd served CNM as vice president for planning and budget prior to being named president. 

She has been with the college since 1996 and has worked in higher education for more than 30 years, holding previous positions at the University of New Mexico, the University of Louisville and the Kentucky Council on Higher Education.

Dr. Winograd's Impact

Under President Winograd’s leadership, CNM won the national Student Success Award from the American Association of Community Colleges in April 2013.

She was also named Western Region CEO of the Year by the Association of Community College Trustees in August 2013. In 2015, CNM was honored with the New Mexico Ethics in Business Award for a Non-Profit Organization.


Dr. Winograd earned her doctor of education degree in Educational Leadership from the University of New Mexico, her master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Louisville and her bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Therapeutic Recreation from Georgetown (KY) College.

Community Involvement

Dr. Winograd serves on several community boards, including the boards of Presbyterian Healthcare Services, the United Way of Central New Mexico, the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, the University of New Mexico Alumni Association and the Wells Fargo Leadership Board.

In 2015 she was named an Ascend Fellow by the Aspen Institute.