Bryan E. Brock has been named director of the University of New Mexico Office of Equal Opportunity. Brock has spent much of his career in state government, most recently as the director of the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs at the New Mexico Department of Transportation in Santa Fe. Brock's appointment is effective July 14, 2014.

“Bryan Brock brings 21 years of compliance experience to UNM," said Joan Elizabeth Green, search committee chair. "His foundational skills and past leadership roles enhances the Office of Equal Opportunity and UNM.” 

"Bryan Brock has the insight, wisdom and compassion to be an exceptional director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and all members of the university community will benefit from his leadership of that office,” UNM Counsel Elsa Cole added.

The mission of the OEO at UNM is to promote equal access and treatment for all and to promote an environment free of discrimination and inequity in accordance with university values and policies and with federal and state equal opportunity and affirmative action statutes and regulations.

“I am honored and excited to be returning to UNM," Brock said. "My dad played football for the Lobos and he and my mom were married in Alumni Chapel. I truly appreciate UNM’s history and traditions, and the educational value of its highly diverse faculty, staff and student body.  I hope to bring a thoughtful perspective to the many issues brought to the OEO and to continue to emphasize fairness and inclusiveness at this very diverse campus” 

Brock has served as an assistant general counsel and director of the Human Resources Division at the NMDOT.  He has also served as director of the Alcohol and Gaming Division and general counsel for the New Mexico Regulations and Licensing Department. He has been staff counsel at the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission and chief of staff and program manager at Technical Design Inc. in Albuquerque

Brock received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from UNM in 1989, when he was a presidential scholar and his Juris Doctor from the UNM School of Law in 1992.