The University of New Mexico has announced listening sessions for faculty, staff and students to allow the campus community to be heard regarding its perspectives about the future direction of UNM's academic mission and what the campus community would like to see in its new provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs.

The search firm that was hired will be on campus Tuesday, Oct. 23, to conduct the sessions listed below.

Executive VP for Academic Affairs / Provost Search | Tuesday, October 23

  • Faculty Open Forum – 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m., Roberts Room, 2nd floor, Scholes Hall (1800 Roma Ave.)
  • Staff Open Forum – 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Roberts Room, 2nd floor, Scholes Hall (1800 Roma Ave.)
  • Student Open Forum – 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., Roberts Room, 2nd floor, Scholes Hall (1800 Roma Ave.)

Once the search firm has had an opportunity to meet with key individuals and groups on campus, they will synthesize what they have learned into an Opportunity and Challenge Profile. It will provide a compelling description of UNM, its history, mission, and competitive environment, as well as a realistic and enticing picture of the challenges, measures of success, and ideal qualifications for the role. Once completed, the search firm will share this document broadly with prospective candidates and key sources.

"It is important to get feedback from all campus groups in order to find the right person for this very important position," said Barbara McCrady, UNM Distinguished Professor of Psychology & chair, Provost and EVP for Academic Affairs Search Committee. "I hope you will be able to attend one of these listening sessions."

Vice President for Equity and Inclusion Search
Additionally, UNM is launching the national search for its next vice president for Equity and Inclusion. The search firm will be on campus Wednesday, Oct. 24, to hold listening sessions with various campus groups.

VP for DEI search open listening session for faculty / staff / students | Wednesday, Oct. 24

  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Roberts Room, 2nd floor, Scholes Hall (1800 Roma Ave.)

For more information and search committee members, visit the search website.