announce five finalists for UNM president
UNM Board of Regents has announced five finalists for the position
of President of UNM.
be invited to participate in a series of on-campus interviews
and meetings. A schedule of the campus visits will be announced
when finalized (unavailable at Campus News press time).
Louis Caldera, J.D., who is currently vice chancellor for University
Advancement at California State University (CSU) Long Beach,
Calif., where he also is president of the CSU Foundation. Caldera
holds a bachelor of science degree from the United States Military
Academy, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a Juris
Doctor from Harvard Law School.
Larry E. Penley, Ph.D., who is currently dean of the W.P. Carey
School of Business at Arizona State University, where he also
is a professor of management and holds the Robert Herberger
Arizona Heritage Chair. Penley received a Ph.D. in business
from the University of Georgia, and masters in communication
and bachelors in psychology from Wake Forest University.
Edward John Ray, Ph.D., who is currently executive vice president
and provost at the Ohio State University, Columbus, where he
also is a professor of economics. Ray received his bachelor's
in mathematics from Queens College (CUNY), graduating cum laude
and Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his master's in economics from
Stanford University and his Ph.D. in economics from Stanford
Carlos E. Santiago, Ph.D., who is currently provost and vice
president for Academic Affairs at the University at Albany,
State University of New York (SUNY), where he also is a professor
of Latin American and Caribbean studies and economics. Santiago
holds a Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University and master's
in economics from Cornell University and the University of Puerto
Linda Bunnell Shade, Ph.D., who most recently served as chancellor
of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 1993-2001,
and as senior vice president for Higher Education, The College
Board, 2001-02. She earned her bachelor's at Baylor University
and her Ph.D. and masters in English literature at CU
Boulder where she was a Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellow and
a University Fellow.
Search Committee is to be commended for having done a superb
job. All five of these finalists are eminently qualified. Each
offers very impressive credentials and each would bring very
specific strengths to the UNM presidency, said UNM Board
of Regents President Larry Willard, who is also a member of
the UNM Presidential Search Committee.
Search Committee has carried out its charge very thoroughly
and diligently. Weve come up with a list of five very
highly qualified individuals from which the Board of Regents
can choose, said UNM Regent Maria Griego-Raby, UNM Presidential
Search Committee chair.
for UNMs next president, who will become UNMs 18th
president, began last October when the UNM Board of Regents
approved a UNM Presidential Search Committee consisting of three
members of the Board of Regents, three UNM faculty, one dean,
a staff member, an undergraduate and a graduate student and
a UNM alumnus.