Katharine Winograd joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's Denver Branch Board of Directors in 2016. She has been serving as president of Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) since July 2007, when she was unanimously selected by the CNM Governing Board as the college's first female president.

Prior to becoming president, Dr. Winograd served CNM as vice president for planning and budget.  She has been with the college since 1996 and has worked in higher education for more than 30 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 for the college’s innovative student support model and for significant gains in the number of students reaching graduation.  

Dr. Winograd 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 a Non-Profit Organization. For the 2014-15 academic year, CNM ranked No. 1 among 1,100-plus community colleges nationwide for the number of graduation awards (associate degrees and certificates) earned by both Hispanic and Native American students. CNM also ranked No. 2 in the nation for the total number of graduation awards conferred in 2014-15.

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 on the Vision Council of “Mission: Graduate.” The Mission: Graduate effort is a partnership between CNM, the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque Public Schools, Rio Rancho Public Schools and United Way of Central New Mexico, as well as other community and business leaders.  The organizations are working together to generate an additional 60,000 associate, bachelor’s and graduate degrees in central New Mexico by 2020.

Dr. Winograd also serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for Presbyterian Healthcare Services and is a board member for the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce.  In 2015 she was named an Ascend Fellow by the Aspen Institute. 

Learn more about Ms. Winograd in TEN Magazine.