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Special Issue: July 29, 2002
The Gordon Presidency -
1998 - 2002


Enriching undergraduate education programs

•UNM students win two Rhodes, two Marshall, four Truman and five Goldwater scholarships.
•Freshman Learning Communities begin to enrich freshman experience and raise retention.
•Student Success Center created.
•Preparation for University Research of Students in Undergraduate Education (PURSUE) surpasses its goals.

Faculty, staff support and development

•Faculty and staff compensation remained a top priority on UNM’s legislative agenda reflecting a five-year plan to bring UNM salaries into parity with those of the University’s peer institutions.
•Harvey Foundation Graduate Faculty Mentoring Award established.
•Center for the Advancement of Scholarship in Teaching and Learning (CASTL) opens, serves as central site for information.
•Under the leadership of Provost Brian Foster, UNM developed a Strategic Plan.
•Gordon established the Committee on Staff Issues and Environs.

Strengthening UNM’s role in the state and beyond

•Gordon made it a personal mission to raise the profile of UNM’s contributions to New Mexico. In recent years, UNM has been able to sustain unprecedented levels of contract and grant funding, reaching $235.7 million in FY 2001.
•The $2.3 million ENLACE Initiative in Albuquerque -- a community-wide effort to work across social, economic and educational boundaries to address the needs of Hispanic youth and strengthen the K-16 pathway.
•With funding from the state legislature, nursing education programs expanded.
•With state support, the College of Education invigorated a host of teacher preparation programs.
•The UNM Health Sciences Center, as a member of the New Mexico Tribal Healthcare Alliance, was chosen one of eight locations nationally to establish an American Indian Research Center.
•Built on Latin American and Iberian initiatives and took part in many more international collaborations.