March 21, 2003
UNM REGENTS ANNOUNCE FIVE FINALISTS FOR UNM PRESIDENT
The University of New Mexico Board of Regents today announced there
will be five finalists for the position of President of UNM.
Each of the five will be invited to participate in a series of on-campus
interviews and meetings. A schedule of the campus visits will be announced
as soon as it has been finalized. The five, listed alphabetically, are
(click on name to go to biographical sketch):
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.
--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.
--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.
--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.
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.
"The 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.
"The Search Committee has carried out its charge very thoroughly
and diligently. We've 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.
The search for UNM's next president, who will become UNM's 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.
In June, the Board named UNM Political Science Professor F. Chris Garcia
as the University's 17th president effective Aug. 1, 2002, to serve
as a national search was conducted for a permanent president. Garcia's
appointment coincided with the departure from UNM of former President
William C. Gordon, who took the position of provost of Wake Forest University.
Caldera has served in his current positions at the CSU system since
June 2001. As Vice Chancellor, his portfolio includes system-wide fundraising
and development programs, legislative affairs, community relations,
alumni affairs, public affairs and communications. He also reorganized
the division to emphasize increasing fund-raising capacity at the campus
level and development of a system-wide strategic communications program.
From July 1998 to Jan. 2001, he served as Secretary of the Army, U.S.
Department of Defense, where he oversaw a budget of more than $70 billion
and a workforce of nearly 1.3 million. He also previously held positions
as managing director and chief operating officer, Corporation for National
and Community Service, Washington, D.C., Sept. 1997 to June 1998; Assemblymember,
46th District (Los Angeles), California State Legislature, Dec. 1992
to Aug. 1997; Deputy County Counsel, City of Los Angeles, Feb. 1991
to Nov. 1992; and other positions.
He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from the U.S. Military Academy
in June 1978; his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and his Juris
Doctor Degree from Harvard Law School, both in June 1987.
He serves on numerous boards and commissions and is the recipient of
several honors and awards, including the U.S. Veteran's Initiative,
America's Heroes Award, Feb. 2002; the Department of Defense Distinguished
Civilian Service Award, Jan. 2001; the Hispanic Association of Colleges
and Universities Public Sector Partner Award, Aug. 2000 and the U.S.
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Chairman's Award, March 2000.
Penley has held his current position since 1991. At ASU, his efforts
were key in helping the university's business school win a $50 million
gift from a New York financier to attract and retain top faculty and
improve key programs. He served as interim dean from 1990-91. At ASU,
he also served as department chair from 1985-91.
He also previously held faculty positions at the University of Texas
at San Antonio, 1975-1985, where he served as associate dean, 1980-85;
was a visiting professor at the Universidad de Carabobo, Valencia, Venezuela,
fall of 1978; and, was a visiting lecturer at the Instituto Tecnológico
y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico, spring, 1977.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology in 1971, his Master
of Arts Degree in Communication in 1972, both from Wake Forest University,
and his Ph.D. in Management in 1976, from the University of Georgia.
He is active with numerous boards and professional associations and
is the recipient of several honors and awards, including the Distinguished
Service Award, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, 2002; the Century Award
for Exemplary Support and Leadership, Hispanic Business Students Association,
2000; and, the Lifetime Achievement Award, MBA Students Association,
Ray has held his current position since Dec. 1998. He has had research
support from the Department of Labor, Department of Commerce, U.S.A.I.D.,
and the Office of Technology Assessment. He has also been involved in
collaborative research projects in the Dominican Republic and Egypt.
At The Ohio State University, he previously has served as interim senior
vice president and provost, Sept. 1998 to Dec. 1998; acting senior vice
president and provost, Dec. 1997 to July 1998; chief information officer,
Nov. 1993 to Dec. 1998; senior vice provost, Office of Academic Affairs,
May 1993 to Sept. 1998; associate provost, Office of Academic Affairs,
May 1992 to April 1993; and department chair, July 1976 to May 1992.
He also held various faculty positions there beginning in 1970.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors in mathematics from
Queens College, City University of New York, 1966; his Master of Arts
in 1969 and his Ph.D. in 1971, both from Stanford University.
He is active with numerous professional associations and service organizations
and the recipient of several honors and awards. They include The Ohio
State University's Chairperson's Recognition Award, 1989, an award for
which he was also nominated in 1988. In addition, he was nominated for
the University's Outstanding Teaching Award, 1973-74, and the College
of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award, 1984-85 and 1986-87.
Santiago has held his current position since April 2001. He is also
a founding co-editor of the Latino Research Review and is a member of
the U.S. Congressional Hispanic Caucus International Relations Advisory
Group. He has served on the Inter-University Program for Latino Research/Social
Science Research Council Committee for Public Policy Research on Contemporary
Hispanic Issues and as a member of the Board of Consulting Economists
for Hispanic Business.
At SUNY, he previously served as interim provost and vice president
for academic affairs, June 2000 to April 2001; as associate provost
and dean of Graduate Studies, Aug. 1997 to June 2000; chair, Department
of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Aug. 1993 to Dec. 1995 and,
previously from Sept. 1989 to Aug. 1992; associate director, Center
for Latino, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, June 1993 to present;
and, special assistant to the Office of the President, Sept. 1991 Aug.
1995. He also was a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University,
Sept. 1985 to Aug. 1986, and a senior research economist for the Governor's
Economic and Financial Council, San Juan, Puerto Rico, June to Aug.
Santiago earned his Bachelor of Economics Degree with honors from the
University of Miami, Coral Gables, 1973; two Master of Arts Degrees
in Economics-one from the University of Puerto Rico, 1975, and another
from Cornell University, 1979; and his Ph.D., also in Economics, from
Cornell University, 1982.
He is active with numerous national societies and organizations and
the recipient of several honors and awards. They include selection as
a visiting scholar, Russell Sage Foundation, New York City, 1997-98
(offer declined); appointment as a Collins Fellow, University at Albany,
SUNY, 1996; being listed in Top 100 Influential Hispanic Leaders by
Hispanic Business, 1996; and, Award for Excellence in Academic Service,
University at Albany, SUNY, 1994.
Prior to her positions with The College Board, where she was responsible
for $170 million in annual revenue, and the University of Colorado at
Colorado Springs, where she administered a campus operating budget of
$55 million, Bunnell Shade served as vice chancellor for Academic Affairs,
Minnesota State University (MSU) System, 1987-93, where she also served
as interim chancellor, July to Aug. 1991; dean of Academic Affairs/Academic
Programs and Policy Studies and associate and assistant dean, Academic
Program Improvement, California State University, 1977-87; and, acting
associate dean, assistant dean, College of Humanities and director of
Freshman Composition, University of California, Riverside, 1970-77.
She has had considerable experience in fund-raising and was key in developing
the $2 billion budget of the California State University System and
the $1 million biennel budget of the MSU System. During her tenure at
Colorado Springs, the university received the largest single gift in
its history, $5 million, from the El Pomar Foundation to match state
funds to construct a state-of-the-art information technology center
She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Communications
with honors from Baylor University in 1964; her Master of Arts Degree
in English Language and Literature in 1967, and, her Ph.D. in English
Literature in 1970, both from the University of Colorado.
She has been active with a number of professional organizations
and community groups and has received various awards and recognition,
including Community Leader of the Year, University of Colorado, 2001;
selection as one of 24 community leaders to join the first Colorado
Springs Leadership Class; and, recipient of the Community Enhancement
Award by the Economic Development Corp., 1999.
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