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Current Issue: February 3, 2003
Volume 38, Number 13

Governor appoints four new regents

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson recently announced the appointments of four new regents to UNM’s seven-member board.
They are as follows:

James H. Koch of Santa Fe, who is a UNM graduate and outgoing chairman of the state Democratic Party. He has served on the UNM Alumni Association and on the Lobo Club Board of Directors. As a member of the Letterman’s Alumni Club, Koch helped refurbish Hodgin Hall. He also has contributed time and money to the University and its School of Medicine. He is president of Daniels Insurance in Santa Fe.

Donald Salazar, a Santa Fe attorney who earned his law degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1972. Salazar was a law clerk for the New Mexico Supreme Court before he began his career as an attorney specializing in administrative and regulatory law. He is president of the 1st Judicial Bar Association. Salazar has served on numerous civic and cultural organizations.

Maria Griego-Raby of Albuquerque, who is president and principal of Contract Associates, Inc., a commercial and office furniture company in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Los Alamos. Griego-Raby is past president of the UNM Alumni Association. She earned her Masters of Business Administration degree from UNM in 1986. During her career, she has received several awards.

Andrea Cook, who has been named as the student-Regent for a two-year term. Cook, who is pursuing a master’s degree in Business Administration at UNM, earned her bachelor’s degree from UNM in communications and journalism with a concentration in public relations. She is past-president of the Associated Students of UNM and, in that capacity, served as an advisor to the UNM Board of Regents.

The four new Regents join current UNM board members Larry Willard of Albuquerque, president; Jack Fortner of Farmington, vice president; and Sandra Begay-Campbell of Albuquerque, member-at-large.

Outgoing members of the UNM Board of Regents whose terms have expired include David Archuleta, (Ret.) Col. Richard Toliver and Eric Anaya, who served as the student-regent on the board. A fourth former board member, Judith Herrera, confirmed she recently had submitted her resignation to Gov. Richardson.