One of the most important ways that we can share knowledge at the University of New Mexico is to show the value that it brings to our state and its people. The New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee (LFC), which is responsible for recommending funding and compensation for UNM, has selected our university to host its central New Mexico meeting this week, Wednesday-Friday, July 17 – 19, at the Student Union Building.

“I am pleased to welcome the committee members to our campus and am looking forward to this important opportunity that we have to showcase our outstanding students, faculty and staff, and their efforts and commitment,” President Bob Frank said.

UNM will be represented in presenting on several significant agenda items. President Frank and Provost Chaouki Abdallah will take part in addressing student success under the new funding formula; faculty at the College of Education, who have worked in conjunction with the School of Public Administration and Anderson School of Business, will participate in discussing New Mexico’s leadership capacity; and UNM Science & Technology Corporation (STC) CEO Lisa Kuuttila will contribute her expertise regarding venture capital and technology transfer.

The visit will culminate in a tour of the proposed 2014 GO Bond priorities, which includes almost $100 million toward engineering, physics and health education facilities.