GEAR UP New Mexico

GEAR UP New Mexico

Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) New Mexico is a seven-year initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Education in 17 states across the country.

GEAR UP New Mexico, a division of the New Mexico Higher Education Department, is at work in 11 school districts in our state. 

Our goal is to increase the number of students going to post-secondary schools, enhance the college-going culture in those communities, and to improve access and opportunities within state colleges and universities for all students. 

GEAR UP New Mexico Staff 

State Director

State Coordinator

Regional Coordinators

Public Relations & Outreach Coordinator

College & Career Readiness Coordinator

Fiscal Coordinator

Administrative Assistant

Office Phone: (505) 476-8425

New Mexico Higher Education Department 

2044 Galisteo Street Suite 4

Santa Fe, NM 87505

CONTACT US: If you require additional guidance on how to direct your question or are not able to locate the information you are looking for on the New Mexico Higher Education Department's website, please email