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UNM Names President Finalists

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — University of New Mexico regents today named five finalists to replace President David Schmidly when he steps down in May.

The top candidates are:

  • Elsa Murano, former president of Texas A&M University
  • Elizabeth Hoffman, former president of the University of Colorado, now provost of Iowa State Universit
  • Meredith Hay, former provost at the University of Arizona
  • Robert Frank, provost of Kent State University, UNM graduate
  • Doug Baker, provost of the University of Idaho

“We’re very pleased to have these five accomplished finalists seeking the presidency of UNM,” Regent President Jack Fortner said in a statement. “The search committee found them to be outstanding candidates with great enthusiasm for UNM and its future.”

On-campus candidate interviews are scheduled to begin Thursday.

Find more information about the candidates in tomorrow’s Journal