University of New Mexico Provost Chaouki Abdallah announced the appointment today of Kenedi Hubbard as University Secretary. Hubbard begins her new position Monday, June 27.
The University Secretary provides support for faculty governance as outlined in the faculty constitution as well as oversight of university ceremonial activities including biannual commencement ceremonies. Hubbard currently serves as strategic support manager for the Office of the President.
“I am extraordinarily pleased to announce that Kenedi Hubbard has agreed to join Academic Affairs as our new University Secretary,” said Provost Chaouki Abdallah. “During the interview process, Kenedi demonstrated a great understanding of the complexities of the position – including supporting faculty in a variety of ways. She also brings both administrative and budget experience from the main and north campuses that are invaluable to her success in this role. She is a wonderful addition to our leadership team.”
Hubbard has held various positions in higher education since 2002 beginning at the California State University system office with the office of the vice chancellor. She joined the University of New Mexico in 2004 as executive assistant to the president and since then has held progressively higher level roles for the chancellor for HSC, the department of Dental Medicine and then rejoined the president’s office in 2013 as strategic support manager.
Hubbard said, “I look forward to the opportunities and challenges of this new position. I believe that attention to detail and strong working relationships are key to fulfilling the critical role of University Secretary. I am a people person who is service-oriented and therefore very excited about taking on this post at UNM.”
Hubbard earned her Bachelors of Business Administration degree from California State University Long Beach in 2002 and her Masters of Public Administration degree from the University of New Mexico in 2007 – both degrees were earned with honors.
Hubbard will be the fourth person to serve as university secretary for the University of New Mexico. She takes over following the retirement of University Secretary Emerita, Vivian Valencia who held the position for more than 20 years