UNM Graduate Studies Dean Teresita Aguilar
was recently elected to serve a two-year term on the Western
Association of Graduate Schools board. Robin Meize-Grochowski,
Ph.D., UNM associate dean of graduate studies, served a two-year
term on the board, which ended this year. Also, Mariana Ibanez,
UNM graduate studies academic affairs specialist, was a workshop
panelist, presenting on the OGS-Net, the network of administrative
assistants for all academic graduate programs.
Elaine Borrelli, director of UNM Engineering
Student Programs, has been elected to the board of directors
for the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).
Borrelli takes office at the NACADA National Conference
held in Dallas this fall and will serve until October 2006.
Borrelli will provide leadership and help to establish
a vision, strategic plan and special association initiatives.
The board members work closely to establish policy for the association,
which best serves its membership.
“I have been very involved in committee work regarding
professional development of advisors and the fiscal review of
the conferences and institutes. We have some great things on
the horizon, of special note is the launching of a Graduate
Certificate in Academic Advising in partnership with Kansas
State that will be offered via the Web,” Borrelli said.
UNM’s Parking and Transportation Services Department
received Piñon Recognition at the 2002 Quality New Mexico
Awards. The department's focus on customer service, significant
use of technology, and dedication to human resources were noted.
“The Quality New Mexico recognition has afforded
us the opportunity to see how our department has evolved through
working toward our goal of exceptional service to the UNM community,”
said Clovis Acosta, director. Applying for the NMQA entailed
creating an 11-page report describing the department’s operations
According to the NMQA executive eummary and feedback
report, Parking Services was recognized for its “professionally
managed organization intent on serving its customers’ needs.”
Parking Services was also applauded for their use of technology
and strong commitment to human resources.
Quality New Mexico is a non-profit organization
that promotes excellence in business, education, government
and healthcare to enhance the lives of New Mexicans.