Dr. Cynthia J. Rooney, CEO of UNM-Los Alamos
Dr. Cynthia Rooney, CEO of the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA), has been appointed to serve on the advisory committee to assist and advise The University of New Mexico (UNM) Board of Regents in the selection of UNM’s next president.
“I am honored to serve on this important committee as the representative from the UNM branch campuses,” Dr. Rooney said. “This committee is charged to advise and assist the UNM Board of Regents in the recruitment and screening of potential candidates to serve as UNM’s president. It provides a unique opportunity for me to interact with the various other members of the committee.”
The committee will be chaired by the UNM Board of Regents President Robert Doughty, and will work with a yet-to-be-selected professional search consultant to identify, recruit and evaluate potential candidates. The committee is charged with making a recommendation of semi-finalists to the Board of Regents. The Regents, pursuant to state law and Regents Policy, will then select a minimum of five finalists for on-campus interviews.
According to the UNM Newsroom press release, in addition to UNM Regent President Doughty, the 20 member advisory committee includes two UNM Regents; eight UNM faculty including the Dean of Anderson School of Management, the Director of the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center, the head of the Faculty Senate, and Dr. Rooney; three UNM staff members; two students; and four alumni and community members. The alumni group includes New Mexico State Senators Jacob Candelaria and Mark Moores.
“I am very excited about the expertise that these individuals will bring to our search process, and look forward to partnering with them as we work to select the next president to lead our university,” Doughty said.
The Advisory Search Committee will have its first meeting in November. The goal is to host finalists on campus in the early spring of 2017, with the Board of Regents making their final selection of UNM’s 22nd president by mid-spring.
For more information, visit http://presidentialsearch.unm.edu/.