Williams nominated for Regents' Meritorious Awards
News press time, the UNM Board of Regents was expected, during
the boards Dec. 10 meeting, to approve the awarding of
the UNM Regents Meritorious Service Awards to former UNM
vice president Joel M. Jones and UNM Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Ralph C. Williams, Jr. in recognition of their extraordinary
and distinguished service to the University.
will be presented at UNMs fall Commencement
ceremony Friday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. in the University Arena.
held various administrative positions and served as a professor
of American Studies at UNM. In 1987-88, he served as UNM vice
president for Administration, Planning and Student Affairs;
from 1985-87, he was vice president for Administration and Planning;
from 1978-85, he was associate provost for Academic Affairs/acting
dean of Faculties; from 1974-77, he was assistant vice president
for Academic Affairs; and, from 1969-74, he was chair of the
department of American Studies.
was president of Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., from
1988-98 and previously served as assistant professor of English
and director of American Studies at the University of Maryland
from 1966-69. More recently, Jones served as interim superintendent
of schools, Durango, Colo., from January to June, 1999; as acting
president of Salisbury University, Salisbury, Md., September,
1999 to June, 2000; and currently is the interim executive director
of the Durango Chamber of Commerce.
his bachelors degree in American Studies from Yale University
in 1960; his masters in English from Miami University
in 1963; and his doctorate in American Studies from UNM in 1966.
C. WILLIAMS, JR.
has served as UNM professor emeritus of Medicine since 1998.
From 1988-98, he was Eminent Scholar and chief of the Division
of Clinical Immunology, Rheumatology and Allergy, Department
of Medicine, University of Florida School of Medicine, Gainsville.
From 1969-88, he served as professor and chair of the Department
of Medicine, UNM School of Medicine. Other positions he has
held include professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
Medical School, 1968-69, where he also was an assistant professor
and then associate professor from 1963-68; guest investigator,
Rockefeller Institute, New York, where he also was the Helen
Hay Whitney Fellow, 1961-63; chief resident in Medicine, Massachusetts
General Hospital, 1960-61, where he also served as a research
fellow in the Arthritis Unit, 1959-60; United States Air Force,
Montgomery, Ala., 1957-59; assistant resident, New York Hospital,
NY, 1956-57; assistant resident, Massachusetts General Hospital,
1955-56; and intern, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1954-55.
earned his undergraduate degree in 1950 and his Doctor of Medicine
degree in 1954, both from Cornell University.