The UNM Alumni Association is encouraging Lobo alumni and community members to participates in the next “Lobo Living Room: Post-pandemic Reflection and Response – UNM’s College of Education & Human Sciences (COEHS) Takes on New Opportunities” with Dean Hansel Burley at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 17, via Zoom. 

Burley, who was named as COEHS dean last year, will address how the pandemic will allow COEHS to break from many past approaches to fresh engagement with research and various communities. He said the coming changes include more efficient internal processes, while at the same time expanding partnerships that engage education and community health in a variety of ways.

Burley was the former chair of the Educational Psychology and Leadership Department, and professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at Texas Tech University (TTU). Since 2016, he led the largest graduate department at TTU through curriculum reform, graduate review and strategic planning. He is also the former associate dean for Graduate Education and Research where he led the effort to reform the curriculum of the entire college with a focus on developing skill and product outcomes. That position required Burley to manage both graduate and undergraduate education (supervising all faculty in the college), graduate recruiting, admissions, recordkeeping and graduation. He led the development and maintenance of the curriculum and the development of a data warehouse system for the college. He also served previously as associate dean for Academics and Data, and associate dean for Undergraduates for the TTU College of Education.

The virtual event is free to attend, but an RSVP is requested to receive the Zoom link to access the program. For more information, contact the Alumni Relations Office at 505-277-5808 or email,