Campus News - February 26, 2001
Vice President for Advancement Judy Jones recently announced the appointment
of Susan Moczygemba-McKinsey as director of Strategic Communications.
The appointment is effective immediately.
This is an exciting position with significant opportunities to
help shape our institutional image and how we communicate about UNM,
Moczygemba-McKinsey will have responsibility for developing and implementing institutional communications strategies, as well as for institutional marketing, and for working with units on campus on both. Susan is the ideal person to fill this new position, Jones said. She understands the University and the importance of communicating effectively about UNM, she has a proven record of working cooperatively and creatively with the campus community, and she has the skills and experience we need.
As Director of Strategic Communications, Moczygemba-McKinsey will also
oversee the Visitors Center and the graphics design office.
Since January of 1996, Moczygemba-McKinsey has served as the Assistant
to the Vice President for Advancement at UNM.
Moczygemba-McKinsey earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Theatre Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in American Studies at UNM.
LaFarge, an on-loan executive from Sandia National Laboratories for one
year, has been appointed director of the UNM School of Engineering Diversity
Engineering's Diversity Programs oversees the NASA Training
Program (NTP), Minority Engineering Programs (MEP), Native American Program
in the College of Engineering (NAPCOE) and the Diversity in Engineering
My immediate goal is to keep up with what is being
done and make sure that we meet the needs of those we serve, LaFarge
said, adding that his long term goal is to increase the retention rate
of engineers and increase opportunities for students. He said he would
like to strengthen summer bridge programs, support groups and study groups.
LaFarge, who overcame several obstacles in his life including
not knowing English until the first grade, said that nothing should stand
in the way of furthering higher education. He said he has worked on several
programs to help others achieve their goals.
LaFarge has been a member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories since 1974. He received his bachelors degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas-Austin and his masters degree in aeronautical engineering from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
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