Teresa Cordova, associate professor and director of Community & Regional Planning in the UNM School of Architecture & Planning, has been elected secretary of the governing board of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, a consortium of university-based programs offering credentials in urban and regional planning.

The 2011 election fills three officer seats and five regional representative seats on the board, one from each of the five ACSP regions.

ACSP member school faculty express a shared commitment to understanding the dynamics of urban and regional development, enhancing planning practices, and improving education of novice and experienced planners.

ACSP promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and the world. It is committed to recognizing the diverse needs and interests in planning. It seeks to strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement as well as through participation in the accreditation process. The ACSP believes that planning education should extend beyond the classroom and into the world of practice working closely with practicing professionals and communities.

Media contact: Carolyn Gonzales, 277-5920; e-mail: cgonzal@unm.edu