NM Watchdog’s college nepotism story discussed on statewide TV


DISREGARD THAT OLD ANTI-NEPOTISM POLICY: The trustees at Luna Community College in New Mexico have exempted themselves from the school’s strict anti-nepotism policy.

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A public television station, seen throughout the state, on Friday discussed New Mexico Watchdog‘s coverage of a recent decision by trustees at the Luna Community College to carve out an exemption for themselves regarding the school’s strict policy against nepotism.

In a web-extra segment for the public affairs program “New Mexico In Focus,” the panel discussed the story posted on New Mexico Watchdog, in which the school’s board chairman said the policy of not hiring relatives was too restrictive.

“There are generations of families that have lived (in the area),” board chairman Abelino Montoya told New Mexico Watchdog. “Heck, we’re almost all related one way or another.

The panel consisted of Rob Nikolewski of New Mexico Watchdog; Julie Ann Grimm, editor of the Santa Fe Reporter; Laura Sanchez, CEO of the New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce; and former state representative Dan Foley.

Here’s the segment:

“New Mexico In Focus” is broadcast throughout most of the state on Fridays at 7 p.m. on KNME-TV, Channel 5, the PBS affiliate in Albuquerque.

Contact Rob Nikolewski at rnikolewski@watchdog.org and follow him on Twitter @robnikolewski

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