Regional
12:02 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

UNM Teams With Community College For Rio Rancho Facility

The University of New Mexico and Central New Mexico Community College are teaming up on the design and construction of a new facility in Rio Rancho.

The schools say the new facility will focus on science, technology, engineering, health care and mathematics.

It will be located at a site to be determined on the schools' current adjacent campuses in the Albuquerque suburb.

The design process will start with a joint planning exercise, and UNM President Robert Frank says the collaboration will require a new level of cooperation between the institutions.

College President Kathie Winograd says the partnership is the result of off-and-on discussions for the past three years.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.