The search for a new chancellor at The University of New Mexico-Valencia campus has been narrowed down to three finalists.
The community is invited to attend upcoming public forums to meet each of the candidates. There will also be a monitored Zoom meeting during the forum for those who cannot attend in person.
Current UNM-Valencia Chancellor Dr. Alice Letteney is retiring at the end of July, marking 27 years of leading the UNM branch campus.
The three finalists are Dr. Angelina Hill, the dean of institutional effectiveness, quality assurance and academic partnerships at College of the Redwoods in northern California; Dr. Samuel Dosumu, the executive dean of the Pueblo Community College Southwest Campus in Mancos, Colo.; and Dr. Vanessa Power Anderson, the dean for academic success, academic services at St. Phillip’s College in San Antonio, Texas.
Hill has served as vice president of instruction, vice president of student services, vice president of human resources, the director of assessment and policy analysis, the director of academic assessment, the director of institutional research and professor of psychology, according to her biography.
Beginning her journey in higher education at University of California Santa Cruz, Hill earned a bachelor’s degree in psychobiology. She then completed both a master’s degree and PhD in cognitive psychology at the University of Notre Dame. Her graduate work focused on cognitive research, mathematical modeling and statistics.
Throughout her career Hill has remained committed to collaborative leadership and developing the best in her students and colleagues. She has led educational partnerships with tribal nations, local high schools, prisons, local business and industry, and transfer universities.
The public forum to meet Dr. Hill is from 3:15-4:15, Thursday, April 7, in the UNM-Valencia Learning Resource Center, Room 101.
Prior to his current position, Dosumu served as the associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at Maricopa County Community College District in Tempe, Ariz., a position he held for six years according to his biography. In that role, he oversaw academic affairs for the 10-college district, the largest two-year college district in the country, serving more than 250,000 credit and non-credit learners.
Dosumu began his career in the community college sector as a full-time faculty member teaching computer science and computer information systems courses. He worked in the Colorado Community College System Office overseeing transfer and articulation agreements.
He earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science and mathematics, an MBA in information systems and a PhD in educational leadership and innovation.
The public forum to meet Dr. Dosumu is from 3:15-4:15, Monday, April 11, in the UNM-Valencia Learning Resource Center, Room 101.
Power Anderson joined St. Phillip’s in 2019, a Hispanic-serving institution and historically Black college. According to her biography, she brings 30 years of experience in higher education, with a positive trajectory in college and university executive leadership, and more than nine years of senior leadership experience, serving as an academic dean, interim vice president of college services and dean of students.
Power Anderson has also developed and delivered symposiums and trainings, both nationally and internationally, on student development, diversity competence, multicultural education and inclusive excellence.
Power Anderson’s academic career path includes a bachelor’s degree from Valdosta State University, a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina and a doctorate from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
The public forum to meet Dr. Power Anderson is from 3:15-4:15, Thursday, April 14, in the UNM-Valencia Learning Resource Center, Room 101.
For more information about the candidates and the Zoom meeting links for the public forums, visit executivesearch.unm.edu/chancellor-for-valencia-branch-campus/index.html.
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