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UNM president’s chief of staff resigns

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — University of New Mexico President Bob Frank has lost his chief of staff.

Dorothy “Duffy” Rodriguez, Frank’s executive assistant and chief administrator, resigned from the $127,500-per-year job earlier this month. A university spokeswoman said Rodriguez cited personal reasons for leaving.

Before joining Frank’s inner circle in December 2012, Rodriguez was Gov. Susana Martinez’s Cabinet secretary and, concurrently, deputy secretary for budget and policy of the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration. She has worked in various state government roles since the late 1970s, including a stint as secretary of the Taxation and Revenue Department under former Gov. Bill Richardson.

Her job at UNM was created by Frank soon after he took over the presidency. Spokeswoman Dianne Anderson said Frank is looking for a replacement from among the university faculty.