Princeton University’s

Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs

Junior Summer Institute

A Ben Lujan Leadership and Public Policy Institute allowed students to attend the Public Policy and International Affairs with a full scholarship. Students nominated by Princeton participated in a seven week institute focused on developing critical public policy skills.

Rodrigo Blanco Rojas participated in the 2009 Junior Summer Institute.

The Ben Luján Leadership and Public Policy Institute

1 Institute; 5 Centers

Ben LujanIn Memorial Ben Luján, Sr., Advocate and Voice for NM Youth, Families, Workers, and School Communities

Speaker Ben Lujan, 1935-2012 grew up in the Nambe Valley of northern New Mexico where his family still resides near the acequia and cottonwood tree that symbolize the deep and strong cultural and traditional roots that defined his set of core values. As Speaker of the NM House of Representatives, Ben Luján authored major legislation on health and education issues, including measures to increase funding for after-school programs, to establish pre-school programs for 3-5 year old children, to increase teacher salaries, and to fund the Ben Lujan Leadership and Public Policy Institute through the Center for the Education and Study of Diverse Populations at New Mexico Highlands University.

The Bill Richardson Public Policy Center

This center allows undergraduate students at New Mexico Highlands University to participate in summer policy institutes under the auspices of partnering universities. The institutes address national and international concerns.Bill Richardson

Bill Richardson represented New Mexico in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983-1997. He served as United States Ambassador to the United Nations and U.S. Secretary of Energy during the Clinton Administration. He was elected Governor of New Mexico in 2002.

 

The Samuel O. Montoya Center for Community Service

The Samuel O. Montoya Center for Community Service engages high school and college students on projects that focus on public service and are designed to create the next generation of leaders.Samuel o. Montoya

Samuel O. Montoya served as the county manager in Santa Fe and Taos. He was President of the New Mexico Association of Counties at the time of his death in 2004.

 

The Toney Anaya Think Tank

The Toney Anaya Think Tank engages students and community leaders in research, writing and public discourse to shape and promote policies that affect higher education in New Mexico and the nation.Toney Anaya

Toney Anaya was the Governor of New Mexico between 1983 and 1987. He
served as the New Mexico Attorney General from 1975-1978.

 

The Manuel Luján, Jr. Public Policy Center

The Manuel Luján, Jr. Public Policy Center provides opportunities to a broad range of participants, including college and high school students, business, education and health care leaders, to participate in discussions that affect public policy on contemporary issues.Maneul Lujan Jr.

Manuel Luján, Jr. represented New Mexico in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1969-1989. He served as the U.S. Secretary of the Interior during the George H. Bush Administration.

 

The Jerry Apodaca Public Policy Center

The Jerry Apodaca Public Policy Center offers programs to students to discuss domestic public policy with the mission of affecting policy change.Jerry Apodaca

Jerry Apodaca was the Governor of New Mexico from 1975-1978. He previously represented Doña Ana County in the New Mexico Senate.