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New higher ed president of the University of New Mexico

Other news: New assistant vice provost for faculty affairs-human resources, new president, new VP for communications and public affairs
University Business, January 2018
Garnett Stokes, the next president of The University of New Mexico, was one of the last remaining leaders employed at University of Missouri since before the 2015 protests.
Garnett Stokes, the next president of The University of New Mexico, was one of the last remaining leaders employed at University of Missouri since before the 2015 protests.

Garnett Stokes will be the next president of The University of New Mexico.

She was one of the last remaining leaders employed at University of Missouri since before the 2015 protests.

At Mizzou, she served as provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. Stokes created the Office for Civil Rights and Title IX during her tenure there.

Prior to Mizzou, Stokes worked at the University of Georgia and at Florida State University.

Other people news:

  • Tineke Battle, as Penn State’s first assistant vice provost for faculty affairs-human resources, will work to streamline employee relations and complex HR matters.
  • Jay Clune will be the next president of Nicholls State University (Louisiana).
  • Brent Colburn has been named VP for communications and public affairs at Princeton.