New Mexico Probes Luna College Finances

LAS VEGAS, N.M. — New Mexico is investigating a community college after receiving complaints about administrative misconduct there.

The Las Vegas Optic reports that the state Higher Education Department has started a special audit into Luna Community College after a preliminary view raised enough concerns that the college was placed under a fiscal oversight program.

The state has asked the school’s president and finance vice president to attend monthly meetings with the Higher Education Department’s finance director, institutional auditor and senior financial specialist. Staff from the department will also attend all Board of Trustee meetings.

It’s not clear what allegations led to the special audit or what auditors discovered during the preliminary review that prompted the intense scrutiny.

Luna President Leroy “Huero” Sanchez was unavailable for comment Friday.

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