ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Governor Susana Martinez on Friday nominated Suzanne Quillen, of Las Cruces, to be the next University of New Mexico regent.
Quillen, if confirmed by the state Senate, would replace regent Carolyn Abeita, whose term expired.
Abeita has said she plans on serving until her replacement is confirmed by the Senate.
Quillen is the CEO of Advanced Care Hospital of Southern New Mexico, a long-term, acute care hospital in Las Cruces.
Quillen also worked for UNM in the past as a nurse educator, according to a news release from the governor’s office.
She has several degrees from the University of Albuquerque, which closed in 1986, the University of Phoenix and New Mexico State University. She also has a pediatric nurse practitioner certification from the University of Colorado.