Mead appointed College of Fine Arts interim dean
Christopher Mead, art and art history professor, has been appointed dean for the College of Fine Arts. The appointment is for a three-year term, designed to provide continuity for the college. He replaces James Moy, who stepped down from the position effective Aug. 15.
Mead served as interim dean prior to Moy’s appointment in May 2002. He has served as a full professor since 1996 and worked at UNM in various positions since 1980.
Romero, Yoshimura join senior management
President Louis Caldera continues to build his senior management team with two new appointments. Carlos Rey Romero is the new director of government relations. He will direct and coordinate legislative matters at state and federal levels.
Romero has served as financial advisor and governmental relations director for the New Mexico Finance Authority for the past three years. He was an adjunct professor at New Mexico Highlands and Armand Hammer United World College.
Debra Yoshimura is the new director of internal audit. She will report jointly to President Caldera and to the Board of Regents. Yoshimura comes to UNM from the City of Albuquerque where she has been director of internal audit. At UNM she is responsible for examining the records and operations of the university and its contractors.
Paine named University College associate dean
Charles Paine, UNM associate professor of English, has been named University College associate dean.
Paine directed the UNM Freshman English program from 1998-2000 and has been associate director since 2002, where he played a key role in the university’s retention and student-success efforts. He contributed to the many elements that make up UNM’s newer “Freshman Academic Choices.” He worked with Joel Nossoff and Peter White to organize the first four Freshman Learning Communities. He coordinates FLC efforts for the Department of English and teaches an English 101 FLC this fall.
Simon to head architecture’s research, outreach
Associate Professor Alf Simon, director of the landscape architecture program, has been selected School of Architecture and Planning associate dean for research and outreach.
“In promoting and developing research and outreach opportunities for the school and faculty members, Alf will also develop a database for our external activities,” said Roger Schluntz, dean. “This should augment efforts in coordinating and encouraging interdisciplinary efforts.”