Gordon to retire
Wake Forest position in fall
William C. Gordon has announced he will retire from UNM this summer.
On Sept. 1, he will become provost at Wake Forest University,
where he received his undergraduate and masters degrees.
career at UNM has been a long and rewarding one, Gordon
has been filled with professional opportunity and many personal
friendships. It has also been a very exciting chapter in my life
because over the past 24 years the University has changed so much
and has grown so significantly in quality and importance.
the past four years have been particularly exciting for me because
when I arrived here in 1978 I never imagined serving in any kind
of leadership role at UNM, much less having the opportunity to
serve as president, he said. At UNM, Gordon previously served
as provost/vice president for Academic Affairs; dean of the College
of Arts and Sciences, and chair and faculty member in the Department
Gordons departure will be a tremendous loss for UNM and
this community, said Larry Willard, president of the UNM
Board of Regents. Bill has been an effective leader and
he deserves to be proud of UNMs accomplishments during his
tenure as president. While I am extremely sorry to see him leave,
I know that this University will continue to build on the strong
foundation that exists today.
the UNM Board of Regents will meet within the next few weeks to
discuss the process for selecting Gordons successor. We
will have an interim president in place by late summer when President
Gordon departs. In my opinion, the fall would be the best time
to initiate the search for a permanent president, he said.