ENMU-Ruidoso College Board
Mr. Brad Treptow, Board Chairman, received a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a minor in Marketing from New Mexico State University. In May 2016, Mr. Treptow received his master’s degree of Business Administration from Eastern New Mexico University. He is the public relations manager for Lincoln County Medical Center and for Presbyterian Healthcare Services regional facilities throughout New Mexico.
Mr. James Paxton, Board Secretary, is the owner/broker of Century 21 Aspen Real Estate Company. Mr. Paxton is a long time resident of Ruidoso. He has served as a member and past president of the Ruidoso Municipal School Board. Additionally, Mr. Paxton has served continuously as a community college board member since the inception of ENMU-Ruidoso in 2005.
Dr. Lynn Willard, Board Member, is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Willard is a long-time resident of Ruidoso and the past owner of the Ruidoso Animal Clinic. Dr. Willard has served as a past member of the Ruidoso Municipal School Board, and has served continuously as a community college board member since the inception of ENMU-Ruidoso in 2005. In 2015, Dr. Willard was elected to serve as a Lincoln County Commissioner and serves as the president of the ENMU-Ruidoso Foundation Board of Trustees.
Ms. Gina Klinekole, Board Member, is of Mescalero Apache, Kiowa-Apache and Comanche descent. She is the proud mother of two daughters, grandmother of two granddaughters and one grandson. Ms. Klinekole is employed with Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino. She is an alumni of New Mexico State University with her bachelor’s in Communication Studies and master’s in Educational Management and Development. In addition to her role as a community college board member, Ms. Klinekole currently serves as a board member for the Ruidoso Municipal Schools.
Ms. Kimberly Smith, Board Member, received her Associate Degree from ENMU-Ruidoso and received her Bachelor Degree from Eastern New Mexico University. Ms. Smith is a long time resident of Ruidoso and is active in local service clubs and non-profit programs. Ms. Smith is currently employed at High County Agency.