The University of New Mexico Staff Council elected a new president, a new executive committee and swore in new and reelected councilors this week. New UNM Staff Council President Renee Delgado-Riley will lead the staff over the 2014-15 academic year.

The executive committee assisting Delgado-Riley includes: President-elect Jarrett Hines-Kay; Speaker Mary Clark; Treasurer Cynthia Mason, Grade At Large Representatives Joaquin Baca and Crystal Davis; Precinct At Large Representatives Danielle Gilliam and Gina Urias-Sandoval; Past President Gene Henley (ex officio) and Administrative Officer Kathy Meadows.

New Staff Council President Renee Delgado-Riley presents Gene Henley, past-president, with the UNM Staff Council Past President Award.

Delgado-Riley thanked Henley, the past-president, for his efforts on behalf of the staff over the past year. “Being staff council president is no easy task. To be an effective leader, one must embody the strength and patience to balance the many voices of one’s constituents into one collective message,” Delgado-Riley said. “Through tumultuous times in the budget these last few months, I can’t think of anyone better than Gene to represent us. We want to thank Gene for donating time patience and energy to the cause of UNM staff and rightfully fighting for an equal level of respect.” 

New and returning councilors were also sworn in during a short ceremony.

The list includes:
Precinct 1 Representative: Joanne Kuestner (re-elected)
Precinct 2 Representative: Ana Parra Lombard
Precinct 3 Representative: Marjorie Crow (re-elected)
Precinct 4 Representative: VACANT
Precinct 5 Representative: Joseph M. Lane
Precinct 6 Representative: Natalie Willoughby
Precinct 7 Representative: Lisa Gilmore (re-elected)
Precinct 8 Representative: Gina Urias-Sandoval (re-elected)
Precinct 9 Representative: Jennifer Lee Trujillo
Precinct 10 Representative: VACANT
Precinct 11 Representative: Danielle Gilliam (re-elected)
Precinct 12 Representative: Sarah Kieltyka
Precinct 13 Representative: Renee Delgado-Riley (re-elected)
Precinct 14 Representative: Cynthia Mason
Precinct 15 Representative: Marcos Abeyta (re-elected)
Precinct 16 Representative: TC Chavez
Precinct 17 Representative: Mary Clark (re-elected)
Precinct 18 Representative: Elmo Riggs (re-elected)
Precinct 19 Representative: Jodi Perry
Precinct 20 Representative: Amanda Bassett
Precinct 21 Representative: VACANT
Precinct 22 Representative: Danelle Callan (re-elected)
Precinct 23 Representative: Dina Estrada
Precinct 24 Representative: Joni Roberts (re-elected)
Precinct 25 Representative: VACANT
Precinct 26 Representative: Carla Sakiestewa (re-elected)
Precinct 27 Representative: VACANT
Precinct 28 Representative: James DeeWayne Patton
Precinct 29 Representative: Daisy Rosero
Precinct 30 Representative: Patricia O’Connor

The staff council represents all members of the staff at UNM on issues of importance to the university. For more information about the Staff Council, and a complete listing of representatives, visit the Staff Council website.