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March 21, 2003


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):

--Louis Caldera, 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.

--Linda Bunnell 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.

Louis Caldera
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.

Larry E. Penley
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, 2000.

Edward John Ray
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.

Carlos E. Santiago
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. 1983.

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.

Linda Bunnell Shade
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 and library.

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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