Wednesday, February 13, 2013

UNM-Gallup CFO and Director of Business Operations Named

Tim Martin has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Director of Business Operations at the University of New Mexico-Gallup, interim executive director Wynn Goering announced today.  Martin, who was previously Associate Vice President for Academic Budget and Resource Management at Kent State University in Ohio, began his duties at UNM-Gallup on February 4.

“Tim’s background and relevant experience was easily the best of all the candidates we looked at,” Goering said, “and he was the clear favorite among the groups who interviewed him.  We were very lucky to get him.” 

At Kent State Martin was responsible for developing and maintaining operating budget guidelines and financial projections for that university’s seven branch campuses with total budgets of over $80 million.  In addition he worked with campus financial administrators to prepare academic program and new capital construction business plans.

“I was a nontraditional student myself,” said Martin, noting his work as the owner/operator of a trucking company before returning to Kent State to finish his bachelor’s degree in accounting.  “So I already feel at home here, and I’m looking forward to getting to know the campus and the community better.”  Martin also holds a master’s degree in business from The University of Akron.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Student Senate Voting

Student Senate will be holding a student voting on Thursday February 14th, 2013 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm in Gurley Hall lobby next to the book store.  

The Voting will be on Amendments to the University Of New Mexico- Gallup Student Senate Bylaws and Constitution. For any further information, please contact the Student Senate.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Yi-Wen Huang’s Story

Yi-Wen Huang, Assistant Professor of English & Linguistics, was a guest speaker for gifted students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades at Tohatchi Middle School.  She talked about Chinese geography and its influence on Chinese history and Chinese attitudes toward outsiders throughout history including ancient time, during the Cultural Revolution, and at the current time.  She also spoke to the mid-schoolers about Daoism and Confucianism.  Ms. Huang is also working to establish a Chinese language outreach program at Tohatchi Middle School.