F. Chris Garcia has announced the appointment of Professor of
Entrepreneurship and Strategy John Young of the UNM Anderson
Schools of Management (ASM) as Special Advisor to the President
on Economic Development.
Young has taught courses in entrepreneurship and small business
management at the Anderson Schools of Management for 15 years,
where he serves as the coordinator of the Entrepreneurial Studies
Emphasis and as the Director of the UNM Small Business Institute
(SBI) Program. His background and his areas of expertise make
him a very good fit for the position, Garcia said.
Program is a business assistance program aimed at providing
consultation to New Mexico businesses. Young is an original
member of the Board of Directors of the newly created New Mexico
Small Business Investment Corp., whose mission is to stimulate
economic development and job creation in the state, particularly
in rural communities.
development is a high priority of the University, especially
as we work with the new administration in Santa Fe, Garcia
said. He said Youngs responsibilities will include working
with public officials and business leaders, particularly
on new state economic development initiatives involving higher
is effective immediately. Young fills the position ASM Professor
Avi Shama was named to last year.
appointment, Young said, I look forward to working with
UNMs central administration, the various colleges within
the University, state and local governments and other organizations
to facilitate job creation by starting new businesses and growing
existing businesses in New Mexico.
Advisor is tasked with encouraging, coordinating, and promoting
the economic development activities of various UNM units, including
its schools, colleges, centers and branch campuses to leverage
the Universitys resources. The Special Advisor will help
secure economic development funds from external agencies and
interact with the Universitys internal and external constituents
on economic development matters.
represent the Presidents Office in economic development
matters involving government and business organizations and
will help guide the Universitys participation in the economic
development of the state.
Young served as a Scholar-In-Residence at the Center for Entrepreneurial
Leadership, E.M. Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, Mo. He previously
held faculty positions at the University of Colorado at Denver,
the University of Kansas, and Kansas Community College. He also
previously held various positions in the corporate sector.
the 1990 recipient of the Excellence for Albuquerques
Economy Award of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce
and the 1997-98 University Program of the Year Award
presented by the Entrepreneurial Education Foundation of Denver
and the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, among
other awards and honors.
his bachelors degree in accounting from the University
of Cincinnati in 1968, and his masters degree in 1970
and his Ph.D. in 1980, both in Organization and Administration,
from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.