Two Women Among the Five Finalists for President of the University of New Mexico

The board of regents of the University of New Mexico has announced a field of five finalists who will be considered to become the 22nd president of the educational institution. All five candidates will be visiting campus before the end of the month for interviews and an open forum with faculty, students, and staff members. Two of the five finalists are women.

Anny Morrobel-Sosa is president and founder of the Micaela Group. From 2012 to 2016, Dr. Morrobel-Sosa was provost and senior vice president for academic affairs for Lehman College of the City University of New York. Earlier, she was the dean of the College of Science at the University of Texas at El Paso. Dr. Morrobel is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico, where she double majored in physics and chemistry. She earned a master’s degree in chemistry from Stony Brook University of the State University of New York System and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Garnett S. Stokes is provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Missouri in Columbia. From 2011 to 2015, she served as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Florida State University. During 2014, she was interim president of Florida State University. Dr. Stokes is a graduate of Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee, where she majored in psychology. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in industrial/organization psychology from the University of Georgia.

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