DACC President Monica Torres

Torres is the 10th president of the college, which celebrated its 45th anniversary this year. Working with educational leaders, business leaders and other community constituents, Torres and DACC faculty and staff will continue to focus on student success, community engagement, and workforce development for all residents of Doña Ana County.

DACC is the fourth-largest higher education institution in New Mexico. Last fall the college enrolled more than 7,900 students on six different campuses and centers that are located throughout Doña Ana County. The college offers 42 associate degrees and more than 50 certificates in Career and Technical Education and General Education as part of the NMSU system.

Torres is published in academic journals and continues to pursue scholarly interests in cultural studies and higher education.

The DACC’s President’s office welcomes you to the Doña Ana Community College web site. We continue to work on and update the pages so you can find what you want in the quickest way possible. We are a thriving community college that offers 41 different degree programs and more than 50 certificate programs. We serve the needs of local businesses 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 website 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 Monica Torres, Ph.D.
Doña Ana Community College


Dr. Monica Torres beaming beside a white DACC van

May 10, 2019, Chancellor Dan Arvizu appointed Dr. Monica Torres as the new DACC President.

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New Mexico State University – Doña Ana Community College is independently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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