Michelle Steiner was named director of the Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS) announced Greg Heileman, associate provost, Curriculum. Steiner originally joined CAPS in the summer of 2005 as a program manager, subsequently taking on the positions of Senior Program Manager (2007) and Interim Director (2011).

"I am honored to accept such an important leadership role at the University of New Mexico," said Steiner. "As the new director, I will ensure that CAPS supports the University's academic mission through collaboration, innovation and integrity."

"We couldn't be more pleased with the appointment," said Heileman. "Michelle has proven her value to the university during her time here and, on a personal level, I'm really happy for her success."

At UNM, Steiner has received, with the CAPS staff, the Provost's Committee for Staff Outstanding Work Group Award and individually the Staff Appreciation Award at UNM. Additionally, she received a Departmental and a University award for teaching excellence at SUNY Stony Brook.

She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees at SUNY Stony Brook, completing a BA in Psychology and Sociology, MA in Psychology, and Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology.