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Arthur A. Blumenfeld Endowment


The Arthur A. Blumenfeld Endowed Lecture Series honors the life and work of Art Blumenfeld, former national president of the Government Finance Officers Association and former Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Albuquerque.

Art was dedicated to furthering best practices in public finance and one of the missions of the Blumenfeld Lecture Series is to facilitate excellence in public administration and finance.

The Arthur A. Blumenfeld Endowed Lecture Series is conducted through the University of New Mexico Foundation and is overseen by the School of Public Administration.

2017 Fifteenth Annual Dinner & Lecture Series: More details coming soon.

Recap: The Fourteenth Annual Arthur A. Blumenfeld Endowed Lecture Series 


(From left to right: Commissioner Hart Stebbins, SPA Director Dr. Gonzales, and 2016 Guest Speaker Dr. Winograd)

Dr. Katharine W. Winograd became president of Central New Mexico Community College on July 1, 2007. She is the first female president of the college, which was established in 1965.

Dr. Winograd served CNM as vice president for planning and budget prior to being named president. She has been with the college since 1996 and has worked in higher education for more than 41 years, holding previous positions at the University of New Mexico, the University of Louisville and the Kentucky Council on Higher Education.

Under President Winograd’s leadership, CNM won the national Student Success Award from the American Association of Community Colleges in April 2013. She was also named Western Region CEO of the Year by the Association of Community College Trustees in August 2013. In 2015, CNM was honored with the New Mexico Ethics in Business Award for Non-Profit Organizations.

Dr. Winograd earned her doctor of education degree in Educational Leadership from the University of New Mexico, her master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Louisville and her bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Therapeutic Recreation from Georgetown (KY) College.

Dr. Winograd serves on several community boards, including her service as co-chair of “Mission: Graduate.” The Mission: Graduate effort is a partnership between education, community and business leaders. The organizations are working together to generate an additional 60,000 associate, bachelors and graduate degrees in central New Mexico by 2020.

She is currently an Ascend Fellow of the Aspen Institute and serves on the boards of Presbyterian Healthcare Services and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's Denver Branch.