United States Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, will bring his vision of leadership to students and tour a cutting edge laboratory during a brief visit to the University of New Mexico campus on the afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 19. 

During his visit, he will be touring the UNM Center for Emerging Energy Technologies (CEET) and giving a brief presentation entitled Visionary Leadership: Looking Beyond the Horizon, which focuses on how his policies and priorities for the Navy and Marine Corps have helped shape the future of this 900,000-person organization and how these lessons can translate to civilian organizations. 

The presentation will be held from 2:15 to 3 p.m. in the Centennial Engineering Center Auditorium (Bldg. 112, Room 1041) on the UNM main campus and is open to the public. The presentation will include an opportunity to meet Mabus and ask questions. 

Additionally, Mabus will be meeting with midshipmen from the Navy/Marine ROTC program to discuss military-specific topics. As home to the first Navy ROTC program on a University campus beginning in 1941, the UNM Navy/Marine ROTC program provides a means for students to earn a commission as an officer in the Navy or Marine Corps and is dedicated to developing future leaders through academics, honor, and life-long learning.

Mabus is the 75th United States Secretary of the Navy and the longest to serve as a leader of the Navy and Marine Corps since World War I. As a leader of nearly 900,000 employees and an annual budget in excess of $170 billion, Mabus has worked to improve the quality of life sailors and marines, as well as decrease the Departments dependence on fossil fuels; strengthen partnerships with industry and internationally; and increase the size of the Navy fleet. 

CEET provides support to faculty and researchers in all stages of the research enterprise with the goal of assisting the economic growth of New Mexico by developing competitive new technologies, and by training and preparing tomorrow's workforce, through providing an environment of research excellence in which to pursue advanced degrees.

For more information on Mabus’ visit, contact Mark Marzoine at mmarzonie@unm.edu or 505-277-4710.