University of New Mexico interim Provost Richard Wood announced the appointment of Regina Carlow as interim dean of the College of Fine Arts effective Jan. 1, 2019. The transition was prompted by the departure of Kymberly Pinder, who recently accepted a position as provost and senior vice president at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.

Regina Carlow
Regina Carlow

Dr. Carlow is currently the associate dean for Student Affairs in the College of Fine Arts and is a professor in the Department of Music. She came to UNM in 2004 as an assistant professor after having spent 22 years as a K-12 music educator in public schools in the Washington DC metro area. She is the founding artistic director for the UNM Children’s Chorus, a non-auditioned choir serving children in and around Albuquerque.

Carlow holds a terminal degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research centers on marginalized students’ experiences in secondary school music programs and their trajectory for success in higher education, with an emphasis on gender and child development.

Wood noted, “I am enormously pleased to appoint Dr. Regina Carlow as interim Dean of Fine Arts. During this important transition in UNM Fine Arts, she will bring a proven record of leadership of the College and service to UNM students and to the wider New Mexico community.”

Dr. Carlow has served UNM on multiple committees – leading many of them – for a range of institutional efforts, including the statewide general education core revision, realigning university-wide assessment, and preparation for UNM’s upcoming accreditation site visit in March 2019.

“I am committed to the cultivation and continued support of academic and artistic excellence for all students,” Dr. Carlow said. “I believe it is vital that academic leadership across the university address the diversity of what, how, who and where we teach as we approach 2020.”

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