After consultation with faculty, staff, the UNM Los Alamos Advisory Board and the appropriate university officials, Provost Chaouki Abdallah announced that Cynthia Rooney, interim chief executive officer of the Los Alamos Branch Campus, has been appointed on a regular basis.

“Dr. Cynthia Rooney is the best choice to continue to lead the Los Alamos branch campus," Abdallah said. "She clearly has the support of the campus and local community and is the best choice to lead the campus as it strengthens and re-defines its role in the Los Alamos,” said Abdallah.

Rooney was named UNM-Los Alamos’ interim CEO in August of 2015 and prior to that served as dean of instruction since July 2013. She previously served the campus as associate dean and as the chair of the Business Department.

Her teaching interests and research have primarily been in financial accounting and auditing, with appointments at the College of William and Mary, Xavier University, and the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management. A licensed CPA, Rooney holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration, with a major in Accounting and a minor in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, from the University of Tennessee.

Rooney said, "I appreciate the support of my colleagues at UNM-LA and numerous others in Los Alamos and in the UNM community.  I am humbled and honored by this opportunity to serve."  

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