The UNM Foundation named Jeff Todd as its next president and CEO. Todd is coming from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where he has been the vice president for development and alumni engagement since 2010. He also has worked with alumni associations for Oregon State University, the University of Arizona and the College of Wooster. He has more than 30 years of leadership experience in fundraising, alumni relations and other work in higher education, according to a UNM Foundation news release.
The foundation has refused to provide the names of applicants for the position.
On UNM’s main campus, Assata Zerai was announced as the next vice president for equity and inclusion.
The hires continue a trend in which UNM President Garnett Stokes has brought in officials from public universities outside New Mexico to fill key leadership positions at the state’s flagship university. Zerai comes from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she was the associate provost for faculty excellence at the Big Ten school.