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Donna Diller | Dean of the School of Business and Information Technology, Central New Mexico Community College

Current Position and Past Experience
Donna Diller is the Dean of the School of Business & Information Technology and Director of the Montoya Campus, at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Prior to taking on her current role, Diller served as Associate Dean and as Director and Program Manager of Culinary Arts/Hospitality and Tourism at Central New Mexico Community College. CNM is the largest post-secondary institution in New Mexico.

Diller leads innovative initiatives at the college, including the development of competency- based education models, accelerated degrees and expanding work and entrepreneurship opportunities for students. CNM has been a member of the Competency Based Education Network (C-BEN) since 2015, and is currently a participant in the League of Innovations and Walmart Brighter Futures Grant 3.0. The grant focuses on career mobility for incumbent retail workers, specifically by providing the core skills and knowledge to move into management and leadership roles in the retail industry. Prior to working in higher education, Diller worked in Business Management.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Diller holds an M.A. in Educational Leadership and Administration from New Mexico State University and a B.A. in Organizational Management from Concordia University, Nebraska.

Diller received the Suanne and John Roueche Excellence Award from the League for Innovation in Community Colleges and was also recognized by Albuquerque Business First as a Woman of Influence in 2018.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
In addition to spending time with family, Diller enjoys volunteering for community organizations and sings in a worship team at church and with a lady’s octet, Joyful Noise.

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You can connect with Donna Diller on LinkedIn and Twitter.