UNM-Valencia Chief Executive Officer Alice Letteney was named a member of the first-ever President’s Advisory Board for Phi Theta Kappa.

PTK, which is the national honor society of two-year institutions, held its first Advisory Board meeting Nov. 11 in Jackson, Miss., where Letteney served as a liaison between PTK headquarters and college leaders of New Mexico.

“I’m honored to have been chosen as a founding member of the Phi Theta Kappa President’s Advisory Board,” Letteney said. “UNM-Valencia’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is a dynamic organization promoting scholarship, leadership and community service to our students.”

Beyond recognition and celebration of individual academic achievement, PTK serves as a pathway by providing scholarships and other opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.

“All four-year public colleges in New Mexico currently offer tuition scholarships to two students from each two-year college campus who are nominated as All-State Scholars,” Letteney said.

As an Advisory Board Member, Letteney will advocate for Phi Theta Kappa, its members and mission, and will advise PTK’s executive director and other senior leaders.