Contact: Frank D. Martinez

July 10, 2001


Julie C. WeaksUniversity of New Mexico President William Gordon today announced he has named Julie C. Weaks to serve as Vice President for Business and Finance effective immediately.

Weaks, who was selected following a national search process, has held the position on an interim basis since February, 1999.

"I am extremely pleased that Julie Weaks has consented to serve as our Vice President for Business and Finance," Gordon said. "She has done an exceptional job as the Interim Vice President, and the support she received from the campus community during the interview process was overwhelming. We are fortunate to have someone of Julie's stature and experience in this critical leadership role."

"I am absolutely delighted to accept this position. The University of New Mexico means a great deal to me, and the opportunity to serve the University as its Vice President for Business and Finance on a permanent basis is a real honor," Weaks stated.

As the chief financial officer for the University, the vice president for Business and Finance provides leadership and direction to the institution's business and support functions and is a member of the President's executive cabinet. The vice presidentoversees the Budget Office, Business Policies, Controller's Office and other treasury functions (payroll, general accounting, contracts and grants, and cashiering), Endowment Management, Facility Planning, Human Resources, Physical Plant, Real Estate, Risk Management (including Campus Safety), Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Auxiliary Enterprises. The vice president ensures that business transactions and support services meet the University's short- and long-term goals and objectives.

Before becoming interim Vice President, Weaks had previously served as UNM's Director of Budget since September, 1993, and held that that position until February, 1999. From 1987-93, she was Budget Director and Special Assistant to the Director of the UNM Medical Center. From 1984-86, she served as Administrative Officer, UNM Medical Center. From 1976-84, she was Manager of the UNM School of Medicine's Department of Medicine.

Before coming to UNM, Weaks was office manager for the Albuquerque Orthopaedic Associates, PA.

Weaks has an extensive record of University and community service. She is a board member of the UNM Science and Technology Corporation @ UNM, a corporation responsible for the commercialization and licensing of the University's intellectual property. She is a board member of Lobo Energy, Inc., a corporation responsible for the procurement of the University's utilities and for renewal of the University's utility infrastructure. As Vice President for Business and Finance, she also serves as treasurer for the UNM Foundation, Inc., and has also served on the Foundation's Audit and Finance Committee since 1993.

Additionally, Weaks last year served on the UNM Strategic Planning Committee; the Steering Committee for the North Central Association Accreditation's 1999 Site Visit; the UNM Planning Council and its Tuition and Enrollment Subcommittee and its Budget Subcommittee, all since 1993; the UNM Planning Council, also since 1993; the Electronic Management Information Systems Steering Committee, since 1997; the State of New Mexico Four-Year Business Officers' Funding Task Force, since 1993; the UNMpact (staff salary compensation and classification study) Steering Committee; the UNM Personnel Policy Advisory Committee, 1983-93; the Medical Center Management Representative on UNM Collective Bargaining Team for the Communication Workers of America contract negotiations, 1983-93; the UNM Patent Policy Advisory Committee, 1985-87; and the UNM Job Evaluation Committee, 1985-93, among others.

In the community, she has served on the board of directors of the National foundation for Functional Brain Imaging, 1999-present, and as treasurer in 1999-00; on the board of directors of United Way of Central New Mexico, June, 2000-present, and on the Finance Committee of United Way of Central New Mexico, January, 2000-present; and on the Fund-Raising Committee of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History, 1996-97. She has also been a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Business Affairs and the National Association of Colleges and University Business Officers.

Weaks earned her bachelor's degree with honors in 1973 and her Executive Master's in Business Administration Degree in 1993, both from UNM. She also attended Texas Tech University from 1969-71. Weaks is a lifelong resident of New Mexico and has two children - Jason, 22, and Mariya, 16.

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