SSC: Days are numbered

Story and Photo by

Mark Graven

Staff Writer

The front of the SSC Building

The days of CNM’s current Student Service Center are apparently numbered, according to college officials.
Tracey Hartzler, CNM’S president, announced in January that CNM would be building a new Student Service Center on an area now occupied by a parking lot in front of the Ted Chavez building, at the southeast corner of Coal Avenue Southeast and University Boulevard.  The new Service Center will come on line in 2023, according to Hartzler.
CNM officials are saying that the plan is not to remodel, or convert the current service center to other use, but to completely demolish the building.
Such was the fate of “N” building last year.  N has been replaced by a plaza, and parking spaces.
CNM officials say that a new applied technologies building could go on the space currently occupied by SSC, as the current applied technology building–Ted Chavez–is slated for eventual demolition, as well.