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Katherine Ulibarri

Katherine Ulibarri, Chair

Executive Director, New Mexico Independent Community Colleges, Inc.

Katherine Ulibarri, Board Chair, is the Executive Director of New Mexico Independent Community Colleges, Inc. and owner of K Ulibarri Consulting, LLC, which specializes in helping executives and leadership teams define the path to implement big ideas with big impact. Previously, she served as Vice President for Finance & Operations at Central New Mexico Commun-ity College since 2007. In this role, she served as the CFO for the college and oversaw a diverse range of operations including strategic planning, finance, accounting, construction and maintenance, and human resources. With more than 34 years of experience in higher education, she has previously served in leadership roles at the New Mexico Higher Education Department, Albuquerque Public Schools, and the University of New Mexico. Ms. Ulibarri holds a BBA and MPA from the University of New Mexico. She is a founding board member of CNM Ingenuity, Inc., and serves as Chair of the New Mexico Finance Authority.