Governing Council


Dear PAPA community,  

The Public Academy for Performing Arts Governing Council is seeking to fill future vacancies. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest that details why you are interested in serving on the Governing Council as well as background information and skills that you feel are relevant to the needs of the Public Academy for Performing Arts.  Parents, and community members who have a finance background, are business owners, knowledgeable in Real Estate, Law and or who have longer-term visionary contributions are highly encouraged to apply!   

Currently, the requirements for GC members are:

  1.  10 hours of member training.  Some of these are in-person and also virtually.  The initial 10 hours of training need to be completed before you can become a voting member
  2. Once per month GC Council meetings.
  3. Be a member of a committee that meets as needed depending on the needs that need to bee addressed. (usually once per month)
  4. Here is a link to the most updated version of the Public Academy for Performing Arts policies that include Governing Council duties and scope of oversite.

A complete resume is also required.  Please submit your letter of interest and resume to: Michael Power, Chair, Governing Council Nomination Committee no later than March 31, 2024. Nomination committee interviews will be scheduled shortly after the March 31, 2024, deadline.   

Your time and consideration are greatly appreciated!  

Michael Power, GC Nomination Committee Chair  


The Governing Council welcomes public comments during the “Public Comments” portion of the governing council meeting agenda. Individuals wishing to make public comments shall email by 12 noon the day of the Governing Council meeting and include the following information in the email:

Brief Description of Comment

Individual oral presentations will be limited to 3 minutes, unless extended by the Council President.

PAPA Policies-revision suggestions 3_15_22
PAPA Executive Director Advisory Council_4.5.22
Please send comments to


1) Governing Council members are encouraged to attend all PAPA sponsored activities. There may be a quorum of members at any or all of the activities. Note that there will be no PAPA business discussed nor decisions made during any of the activities where a quorum is present.  For a listing of activities click here:

2) Due to the NMPED requirements for Governing Council training, there may be a quorum of members at any or all of the offered trainings.  Note that there will be no PAPA business discussed nor decisions made during any of the trainings where a quorum is present.  The list will be updated periodically as provided by the New Mexico Public Education Department.

NMPED Charter School Training Opportunities

Previous and current school year Minutes available in the PAPA Financial Office.

All meetings will be held at 11800 Princess Jeanne NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112.  An agenda will be available through the Public Academy for Performing Arts administrative offices and on the website at at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.  Persons requiring special accommodations should contact the administrative office at 830-3128 ext 0 at least 24 hours in advance.


11800 Princess Jeanne Ave NE
Rm 2 (unless otherwise indicated)
Albuquerque, NM 87112

*Agendas will be posted at least 72 hours in advance at this same location and on our website If you need assistance or special accommodations, please contact us at (505) 830-3128 at least 24 hours in advance.

Barbara CampBell | President | | Email

Isaac Trujillo | Vice-President | | Email

Jessica Short | Secretary | | Email

Liz Roybal | Community Member | | Email

Ranai Edwards | | Community Member | Email

Paul Paradise | Community Member | | Email

David Littlefield | Community Member | | Email

Carol Torrez | Faculty Representative | | Email

Virginia Wilmerding | Faculty Representative | | Email

Chloe Jane Casias | Angeline Jensen| HS Student Council Co-Presidents | Suvin Madrid | National Honor Society President