Foundation elects five new board members
Foundation has elected five new board members to its Board of
Directors. Board terms are through June 30, 2007.
include: Dr. Guy P. Archambeau, Jr., Pueblo of Acoma; Thomas
F. Blueher, Esq., and Robert Taichert, Esq., both of Albuquerque;
Donald L. Chalmers, Rio Rancho, and John J. Jay
Lopez, San Diego, Calif.
to a second term are George Friberg, Peter Parnegg and Mary
Ann Weems, all of Albuquerque; Yolanda Jones King, Moriarty;
Iona Lee, San Mateo, N.M., and Leon Silver, Pasadena, Calif.
M. Goodman, Albuquerque, is chair, and Leslie Elgood, development
director for the University, is president of the board. Other
board officers are Julie Weaks Gutiérrez, treasurer;
Ted Martinez, secretary, and D. F. Duffy Swan, vice
chair, all of Albuquerque.
is an associate professor of educational administration at New
Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas. He holds a bachelor
of science degree in elementary education, a master of arts
degree in educational administration and an Ed.D. in curriculum
and instruction from Northern Arizona University. He is a member
of the New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education.
is a shareholder in the law firm of Vogel, Campbell and Blueher,
PC. Admitted to the New Mexico State Bar in 1981, he holds a
J.D. from UNM. He also graduated cum laude and with distinction,
earning a bachelor of arts and sciences degree from Dartmouth
College. Blueher currently serves on the Albuquerque Bar Association
Board of Directors.
is president of Don Chalmers Ford in Rio Rancho. In February
2001, Ford Motor Company recognized him and only five other
Ford dealers nationwide with a Heroes of the Planet
award for his social and community service. He is on the boards
of directors for Wells Fargo Bank, Albuquerque Economic Development,
Inc., the Better Business Bureau of New Mexico and the New Mexico
Auto Dealers Association. The Tulsa-native holds a bachelor
of science degree in marketing from Oklahoma State University.
Chalmers and his wife are members of the UNM Foundations
president of Lopez Engineering, Inc. Professional Consulting
Engineers, in San Diego, Calif. His A.B. and bachelor of science
degree in electrical engineering are from the University of
Notre Dame and his master of science degree in electrical engineering
is from the Electric Utility Management Program at New Mexico
State University. His professional affiliations include the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Illuminating
Engineering Society, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating
and Air-Conditioning Engineers, and the Associated Energy Engineers.
is of counsel to Hinkle, Hensley, Shanor & Martin, LLP.
He received a bachelors degree from the UNM College of
Arts and Sciences and his J.D. from Harvard University. He became
a member of the New Mexico State Bar in 1956, and the Arizona
State Bar in 1984. His practice areas include business, mediation
and arbitration, banking, trusts, estate planning, corporate,
tax, real estate, health care and commercial litigation. A member
of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators for more than
30 years, he also serves as a qualified arbitrator for the Federal
Emergency Management Agency in cases related to the Cerro Grande
Fire. Taichert is chair of the UNM Foundation Presidents