Dr. Reney Scott

President’s office welcome to the Doña Ana Community College web site. We continue to work on and update the page so you can find what you want in the quickest way possible. We are a thriving community college which offers 39 different degree programs and 14 certificate programs. We serve the needs of local business by preparing students for careers in different technologies and professions. We also assist businesses through our Customized Training Program and our Small Business Development Center. Our academic programs are exceptional and prepare students for careers or entry into many different universities in the area, including New Mexico State University.

Contained on this page is information about our programs, admissions, scholarship applications, student life, and contacts. Please look at the information for the community to see our news releases and information on how you can help our student’s success by giving.

Please look around our site and let us know if you find what you are looking for or if there are ways we can improve our web page. Thank you and I look forward to seeing you on campus in the near future.

President Renay Scott, Ph.D.
Doña Ana Community College

About Dr. Renay Scott

Dr. Renay Scott became the 9th President of Doña Ana Community College on June 1, 2014. Dr. Scott earned her Bachelor degree at Calvin College. She attained her Master’s degree from Michigan State University and her Ph.D. from Wayne State University.

Dr. Scott previously served as Provost at Owens Community College. Other positions she held in academia included dean, department chair and tenured professor in teacher education. Her areas of scholarship include curriculum, instruction, assessment, education, and history with an emphasis on American history.

Dr. Scott and her team at DACC will address and implement those themes articulated during her interview process and subsequent conversations she has had with both internal and external constituents. They include:

  1. Improve student success through retention
  2. Expand options for dual credit & Early College High School students
  3. Provide clear pathways to advanced degrees
  4. Increase academic quality through curriculum redesign & accreditation
  5. Continue to support workforce development for all of Doña Ana County
  6. Facilitate a positive relationship with New Mexico State University with faculty, staff, administrators, and regents
  7. Ensure voters know of the importance of GO bonds for DACC students and provide the executive and legislative branches of state government clearly thought out plans for student accomplishment.

DACC Advisory Board


Mr. Paul Dulin Vice President From Hatch Valley Public Schools

Mr. Paul Dulin Vice President
From Hatch Valley Public Schools

<strong>Mr. Greg Mitchell</strong> Member From Hatch Valley Public Schools

Mr. Greg Mitchell
From Hatch Valley Public Schools

<strong>Mr. Daniel Castillo</strong> Treasurer From Gadsden Independent School District</td>

Mr. Daniel Castillo
From Gadsden Independent School District

<strong>Mr. Ray Jaramillo </strong>Member From Las Cruces Public Schools

Mr. Ray Jaramillo
From Las Cruces Public Schools

<strong>Mr. Daniel Estupiñan </strong>Member From Gadsden Independent School District

Mr. Daniel Estupiñan Secretary From Gadsden Independent School District

<strong>Ms. Maria Flores</strong> President From Las Cruces Public Schools

Ms. Maria Flores President
From Las Cruces Public Schools


Our Accreditation

New Mexico State University – Doña Ana Community College is independently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

higher learning commission

The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411
Telephone: (800) 621-7440 / (312) 263-7462
Fax: (312) 263-7462
E-mail: info@hlcommission.org
Web site: http://www.ncahlc.org

Last updated: Feb 13, 2018.