Rhonda Austin is the Director of a Title V Co-operative grant between NMSU-Carlsbad and NMSU-Alamogordo. The grant's title and objectives are "Broadening Access." She holds a Masters degree in English from Sul Ross State University. In addition to her administrative duties, Ms. Austin teaches Leadership and English. She is a technical writer and published author and editor. She is a Certified Online Instructor and has taught online courses both in Blackboard and WebCT for several years.