Dawn Tschabrun, the former chief executive officer for Lovelace Regional Hospital in Roswell, has resigned from the Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell Community College Board following her move to Albuquerque.
Her resignation was effective in May, when Tschabrun became the chief operating officer for Lovelace Women’s Hospital in Albuquerque.
“My job brought me to Albuquerque,” she said. “It is an elected position and, because I was no longer living in the district, I had to step down.'”
ENMU-R has announced that it will accept applications until Sept. 20 from candidates interested in filling the District 5 seat Tschabrun has vacated. That district corresponds to the Chaves County Commission District 5 and is primarily located in northeast Roswell, running from Deming Street to Mescalero Road.
The new member is expected to be named by the remaining board members during an Oct. 4 meeting. He or she will serve Tschabrun’s remaining term, which expires in February 2019.
Tschabrun was elected to the Community College Board for a four-year term on Feb. 3, 2015. She also had served as an adviser for ENMU-R’s health programs.
She said that the aspect of the work that she most appreciated was the “collaborative nature the university community had with the community.” Asked what she would advise someone considering the board position she said, “Be passionate about young people and our future and what education can bring to them.”
Tschabrun has more than 30 years of nursing experience and 17 years of managerial experience. She joined the Roswell hospital in 2009 as chief nursing officer. She became its chief operations officer in 2012 and its chief executive officer in 2013. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Creighton University and a master of business administration degree from St. Edward’s University.
She said that she anticipates remaining involved in local education and continuing to be a proponent of education as the means for people to improve their lives.
The Community College Board has authority over fiscal matters related to the Roswell campus and serves as an advisory board to the ENMU Board of Regents on other matters, including those related to curriculum.
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