The University of New Mexico Board of Regents President Robert Doughty has announced an advisory committee to assist and advise the Board in the selection of UNM’s next President.

The committee, which will be chaired by Doughty, will work with a yet-to-be-selected professional search consultant to identify, recruit, and evaluate potential candidates. The committee is charged with making a recommendation of semi-finalists to the Board of Regents. The Regents, pursuant to state law and Regents Policy, will then select a minimum of five finalists for on-campus interviews.

“I am very excited about the expertise that these individuals will bring to our search process, and look forward to partnering with them as we work to select the next president to lead our university,” Doughty said.

UNM regents Thomas Clifford and Marron Lee have previously been named to the search committee. They will be joined by the following UNM faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members from around New Mexico:

Faculty members

  • Coffee Brown, senior lecturer, Department of Emergency Management and chair, Faculty Senate Health Sciences Council
  • Gabriel Lopez, professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and vice president for Research
  • Tim Lowrey, professor of Biology and associate dean of Graduate Studies
  • Martha McGrew, professor of Family and Community Medicine and executive vice dean of the School of Medicine
  • Pamela Pyle, associate professor of Music and president of the Faculty Senate
  • Cynthia Rooney, CEO of UNM Los Alamos
  • Craig White, professor of Accounting and dean of the Anderson School of Management
  • Cheryl Willman, Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Internal Medicine and director of the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center

Staff members

  • Dana Allen, vice president for Alumni Relations and executive director of the UNM Alumni Association
  • Ray Birmingham, head coach of the UNM Baseball Team
  • Crystal Davis, sr. fiscal service tech, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Student members

  • Glenda Lewis, graduate student, Language, Literature and Sociocultural studies and president of the Graduate and Professional Student Association
  • Jaimie Lin, undergraduate student, Department of Anthropology and BA/MD Program

Alumni and Community members

  • Jacob Candelaria, UNM Law School alumnus and New Mexico State Senator
  • Jason Espinoza, president of New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry
  • Richard Luarke, CEO of Emerging Equities and former Governor of Laguna Pueblo
  • Mark Moores, UNM Anderson School alumnus and New Mexico State Senator

Additionally, a special Board of Regents meeting will be held Friday, Nov. 11 from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (revised start / end time) in SUB Ballroom C.  This meeting will be chaired by Regent Jack Fortner. The agenda will be dedicated to public comment from the university community regarding the search process. 

The campus community is encouraged to follow the search process for ongoing updates, and to provide comments and feedback by visiting UNM Presidential Search