Katharine W. Winograd

Katharine W. Winograd

Central New Mexico Community College
Albuquerque, New Mexico


Katharine Winograd joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's Denver Branch Board of Directors in 2016. Ms. Winograd became president of Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) on July 1, 2007.  She is the first female president of the college, which was established in 1965.

Ms. 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 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.  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 a Non-Profit Organization.

Ms. 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.

Ms. Winograd serves on several community boards, including her service as co-chair 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 to central New Mexico by 2020.

Ms. Winograd also serves on the boards of Presbyterian Healthcare Services, the United Way of Central New Mexico, the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, and the University of New Mexico Alumni Association.  In 2015 she was named an Ascend Fellow by the Aspen Institute. 

Learn more about Ms. Winograd in TEN Magazine.