Please fully fund the UNM Children's Campus
  • Petitioned Cassie Thompson

This petition was delivered to:

UNM Student Fee Review Board Undergraduate Member
Cassie Thompson
UNM Student Fee Review Board Alternate Graduate Member
Elisa Guadalupe Pintor
UNM Student Fee Review Board Vice Chair
Jaymie Roybal
UNM Student Fee Review Board Chair
Katie Richardson
UNM Student Fee Review Board Alternate Graduate Member
Matthew Rush
UNM Student Fee Review Board Graduate Member
Japji Hundal
University of New Mexico
The Student Fee Review Board

Please fully fund the UNM Children's Campus

    1. Lesley Molecke
    2. Petition by

      Lesley Molecke

      Albuquerque, NM

Dear Student Fee Review Board members:

We respect and appreciate the hard work you're doing to allocate the money you've been entrusted in the most fair and equitable manner possible, and we appreciate that you're trying to reduce the impact on each of our wallets. Thank you sincerely for the hours you've spent debating this issue!

We're writing today to encourage you to reconsider Mr. Hoffman's statement in Thursday's Daily Lobo.  

For the low, low price of $15, the UNM Children's Campus serves every student, staff, and faculty member on campus in the following ways:

The program benefits parent-students, who otherwise might have to drop out to care for their children.

The programs helps recruit and retain high-quality professors and staff members, who expect a top research institution to have a leading daycare facility.

The program employs many UNM students in childcare positions, launching their careers in Early Childhood Development and education.

The program helps retain Psychology, Sociology, and Early Childhood students, who use the facility and its customers for their graduate studies. Many of our children are enrolled in studies with graduate students right now!

The program benefits every single non-parent-student, staff, and faculty member on campus, who would otherwise have to deal with students hauling their adorable-but-bored, sweet-but-whiny, noisy-even-when-they're-trying-to-be-quiet preschoolers to class with them.

The program benefits the future of the University, Albuquerque, and New Mexico by ensuring that preschoolers enter Albuquerque schools with the reading, writing, math, and coping skills they need in order to succeed and return to UNM as future students, who will also pay student fees.


Thank you again for your time and your consideration. We appreciate you, and hope you'll do what you can to support the UNM Children's Campus. Please pass our emails on to Board Members Hoffman, Gallegos, and Montoya-Mora.

Recent signatures


    1. SFRB Funded the UNMCC Fully!

      Lesley Molecke
      Petition Organizer

      The SFRB decided to fully fund the UNMCC!

      Although the article doesn't clearly call out the UNMCC allocation, but the chart on the left side of the page shows that we requested, and were granted $15.

      Good work, petitioners!

      If you have a moment, please send an email of thanks to the board members, who worked long in to several nights on these deliberations!

    2. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Beverly Bowman CROWNPOINT, NM
      • over 2 years ago

      Because UNM has provide the utmost exceptional care & education for my grandchildren while my children attend school at UNM! The services UNM Day Care provide assist other students who are attending UNM, without this service, UNM will be eliminating a much needed services for our youth to continue their education without having to sacrifice the safety of their own childrens health, safety, and education!

    • Luisa Chavez-Scott ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • over 2 years ago

      The UNM Children's Campus is an integral part to my son's early educational and social/emotional success. It also allows me to go to work at UNM to serve the community of early childhood as well as go to school to continue my education!!!

    • Rowan Wymark ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • over 2 years ago

      Because I can think of next-to-nothing more important to fund than this.

    • Martha Byrne ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • over 2 years ago

      I would not be able to continue attending school without UNM's childcare center (I am 3 1/2 year into a MS/PhD program in mathematics), and I wouldn't be able to send Nora to that childcare without the cost break that students get. The center is important not only for UNM's current students, but also for it's future students and for the state of New Mexico. Additional, the childcare center is part of our excellent early childhood education program, so when considering what students are affected by this funding, don't just stop at the parents, consider the students in that program as well. Thank you.


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