The University of New Mexico Interim Provost Craig White announced the selection of James Malm as the new chief executive officer (CEO) for the UNM-Gallup Campus. Malm will begin his position on Nov. 13. 

“I am very excited to welcome Dr. Malm as CEO of UNM-Gallup,” said White. “James’ broad experience and passion for community college education made him the consensus choice for the position. I am confident he will be an outstanding leader in bringing together all those interested in the success of the institution.”  

In accepting the offer to lead the Gallup campus, Malm said, “My wife Keli and I are delighted to accept UNM-Gallup’s invitation to become contributing members to our new community and home in Gallup.”

Malm’s most recent position was as executive vice president at Mohave Community College in Kingman, Ariz.  He currently has a faculty appointment at Colorado State University Global Campus where he teaches graduate and undergraduate management courses. 

In addition, he brings with him more than 25 years of higher education instruction and administrative leadership experience from Penn State Harrisburg, Baltimore County Community College, Colorado State University Pueblo, and Laramie County Community College Albany County.

Malm earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Administration degrees from Penn State and a Doctor of Management from the University of Maryland University College. 

In sharing his vision for the campus, Malm said, “There is so much good work we can continue to accomplish together, as UNM-Gallup, in the years ahead for the inter-generational and life changing educational benefits to the students we serve in Gallup and the greater region. I’m honored to work along-side so many esteemed and dedicated faculty and staff in service to the greater communities of Gallup and the region.”