NMC hosts roundtable talks with Legislature

Northern Marianas College hosted a legislative roundtable with members of the House of Representatives and Senate on Tuesday at the institution’s As Terlaje campus. The roundtable discussion was aimed at strengthening the partnership and communication between NMC and the Legislature. Topics included workforce development efforts, NMC’s budget, accreditation updates, and the expansion of campus facilities. There was also a campus tour that included a visit to the CREES aquaculture facilities. (NMC)

Board of Regents chair Juan Lizama, left, addresses lawmakers during Tuesday’s roundtable meeting at the Northern Marianas College. (Photos by NMC)

Board of Regents chair Juan Lizama, left, addresses lawmakers during Tuesday’s roundtable meeting at the Northern Marianas College. (Photos by NMC)

NMC staff and board members discuss various issues with the members of the CNMI Legislature during the roundtable meeting on campus.

NMC staff and board members discuss various issues with the members of the CNMI Legislature during the roundtable meeting on campus.

Sen. Jude Hofschneider, with mic, asks a question during the legislative roundtable meeting at NMC.

Sen. Jude Hofschneider, with mic, asks a question during the legislative roundtable meeting at NMC.

Lawmakers view NMC CREES facilities designed to build capacity among farmers and ranchers.

Lawmakers view NMC CREES facilities designed to build capacity among farmers and ranchers.

Lawmakers tour NMC’s campus, including the aquaculture facilities at NMC CREES.

Lawmakers tour NMC’s campus, including the aquaculture facilities at NMC CREES.

NMC chief financial officer Tracy Guerrero, standing, gives a financial update and discusses NMC’s budget request for 2016.

NMC chief financial officer Tracy Guerrero, standing, gives a financial update and discusses NMC’s budget request for 2016.

House Speaker Joseph Deleon Guerrero asks a question during Tuesday’s legislative roundtable meeting.

House Speaker Joseph Deleon Guerrero asks a question during Tuesday’s legislative roundtable meeting.

NMC president Dr. Sharon Hart, with mic, gave an update of NMC’s accomplishments and budgetary needs.

NMC president Dr. Sharon Hart, with mic, gave an update of NMC’s accomplishments and budgetary needs.

Amanda Allen, holding mic, accreditation liaison officer at NMC, gives an accreditation update to members of the Legislature.

Amanda Allen, holding mic, accreditation liaison officer at NMC, gives an accreditation update to members of the Legislature.

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