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The Line: UNM Regents

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February 15, 2019 – The University of New Mexico’s Board of Regents looks very different than it did a week ago. That’s because new Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham appointed five new members to the Board this week, leaving President Robert Doughty and Vice President Marron Lee as the only holdovers from the Susana Martinez administration. The appointments were made after an advisory panel interviewed candidates and offered suggestions to Lujan Grisham, a process that had never been done before. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists talk about the appointees and the challenges the new-look Board faces going forward. That includes an enrollment crisis, and frustration from lawmakers over the UNM Administration’s decision to cut several sports programs due to budget and Title IX concerns.

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, owner and executive director, Vox Optima LLC
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Sophie Martin, attorney
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law

For Further Reading:

Gov. Lujan Grisham nominates five for UNM Board of Regents – Matthew Reisen and Pilar Martinez, Albuquerque Journal

Dem Leaders move to save UNM SportsLas Cruces Sun-News

Hey, lawmakers: UNM cannot afford your offer to restore dropped teams – Will Webber, Santa Fe New Mexico

The Line: UNM Regents Asked To Redo Meeting

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August 10, 2018 – The Attorney General’s office issued a letter this week that called for the UNM Board of Regents to hold another meeting to vote on sports cuts. Multiple complaints were filed about the July meeting alleging it violated the state Open Meetings Act (OMA). Where might we go from here?

Host Gene Grant and this week’s Line opinion panelists react to the latest development in this ongoing story. 

Previous coverage of UNM Athletics:

The Line: Accountability And UNM Athletics

The Line: Report Shows UNM Athletics Favors Males Over Females

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Zackary Quintero, UNM law student
Diane Snyder, former state senator