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K. Michelle Quisenberry, Interim Executive Director

K. Michelle Quisenberry is currently serving as the Interim Executive Director. Michelle began at the Council in 2004 managing the NMHC Grant program and overseeing other Council programs and initiatives. In 2004 and through 2012 she managed the Museum on Main Street program, bringing Smithsonian exhibitions to small museums across the state. In 2012, she managed the Chautauqua program for a brief period. Most recently she has been responsible for special initiatives such as the Talking Service Discussion program for veterans and Centennial of Pulitzer Prizes commemorating Pulitzer works of fiction with reading/discussion programs across the state.


Michelle grew up in Las Cruces, NM and graduated in 2002 from the University of New Mexico with a double major degree in Spanish and Cultural Anthropology with an emphasis on literature and Southwest studies.