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The Line: UNM Regents

1144 UNM Transparency Concerns

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’s Enrollment Drops, Administrator’s Salaries Remain High

1217 Line UNM Budget and Administrators

October 26, 2018 – The University of New Mexico continues to deal with a budget shortfall, especially with the greater-than-expected drop in enrollment.  One legislator is looking at the high salaries and benefits top administrators in the athletics department receive as potential targets for cutting costs.  Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists examine the disparity between high administrative pay in the athletics department and declining enrollment at UNM.

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Mary Hudetz, reporter for Associated Press
Andy Lyman, reporter for NM Political Report
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP