The UNM Foundation has selected nonprofit leader Andréa Cassutt as the new director of Development for the College of Education and Human Sciences (COEHS).

Cassutt succeeds Mary Wolford, who served as COEHS’ senior development director from 2014 until accepting a position with the School of Engineering earlier this year.

Andréa Cassutt named COEHS director of Develoment.

“The College and I are thrilled to welcome a professional as skilled in relationship-building and as committed to philanthropy as Andréa,” said Kristopher Goodrich, dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences. “We are confident that her talents and commitment to our mission will add significant value to the College’s work to improve the lives and health of all New Mexicans.”

Cassutt brings substantial nonprofit experience to her work as the College’s director of Development role. Before joining UNM, Cassutt served as the executive director for both Santa Fe Pro Musica and the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association and as the operations manager and Education Coordinator for Performance Santa Fe.

"I am truly grateful for this role. The research and teaching in this College touch every part of what it means to be a whole person in community,” Cassutt said. “I’m most looking forward to building relationships and supporting the important work Dean Goodrich and the College’s faculty and staff do for our community and our state.”

Cassutt’s new role at UNM represents something of a homecoming as her father was a longtime community college history instructor and higher education administrator who started a “college in the prisons” program in Sterling, Colo. She is also enthusiastic about the College’s health, exercise, and sports sciences programs as her grandmother earned a nutrition degree in the 1930s.

Cassutt earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University and received the 2018 New Mexico and National Women’s Press Award. She received SphinxConnect fellowships twice over and co-founded the Art + Sol Santa Fe Winter Arts Festival. Cassutt is the mother of a recent UNM College of Fine Arts alumnus and sings with the Sangre de Cristo Chorale.