Virtual open forums for UNM Vice President for Research set to begin

The University of New Mexico has announced the names of four finalists for the position of Vice President for Research. The candidates include Colleen Fitzgerald, Ellen Fisher, Pamela Padilla and Kalliat T. Valsaraj.

UNM will host two virtual open forums for each candidate for the campus community beginning Wednesday, Nov. 5 and concluding on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Each forum will be open to all faculty, staff and students.

Forums Schedule

Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 4 & 5

Colleen Fitzgerald, associate vice president for Research and professor of English, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Wednesday, Nov. 4

11 a.m. to noon – Faculty, staff and students

Thursday, Nov. 5

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Faculty, staff and students

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Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 9 & 10

Ellen Fisher, assistant vice president for Strategic Initiatives, Office of the Vice President for Research and professor of Analytical, Physical, and Materials Chemistry, Colorado State University

Monday, Nov. 9

11 a.m. to noon – Faculty, staff and students

Tuesday, Nov. 10

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Faculty, staff and students

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Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 11 & 12

Pamela Padilla, associate vice president for Research and Innovation and professor of Biological Sciences, University of North Texas

Wednesday, Nov. 11

11 a.m. to noon – Faculty, staff and students

Thursday, Nov. 12

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Faculty, staff and students

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Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 16 & 17

Kalliat T. Valsaraj, Charles and Hilda Roddey Distinguished Professor in Chemical Engineering and Ike East Professorship in Chemical Engineering and former vice president for Research and Economic Development (2013-19), Louisiana State University

Monday, Nov. 16

11 a.m. to noon – Faculty, staff and students

Tuesday, Nov. 17

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Faculty, staff and students

Zoom links for each open forum for all candidates can be found on the Vice President for Research search webpage. On Nov. 17, all forum recordings for all candidates will be available without authentication and will be fully open to the public through Nov. 24. Additionally, feedback surveys for each candidate will also be available.

CVs and bio sketches for each candidate are available online at Vice President for Research.

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