Dean of Students Named

May 17, 2016 - Dorene DiNaro

Nasha TorresAfter conducting a national search, vice president for Student Affairs, Dr. Eliseo “Cheo” Torres is pleased to announce the appointment of Nasha Y. Torrez as the new UNM dean of students, effective June 1.  Torres believes that Torrez’ current experience and expertise as the associate counsel in the UNM University Counsel’s office which includes advising and working closely with Student Affairs on Title IX issues, Cleary Act sexual assault reporting, behavioral intervention, student government issues, student confidentiality and grievances, campus law, due process rights, crisis management, freedom of expression, and disability rights will benefit the Dean of Students office.

 Torrez received her Bachelors’ of Business Administration from the Anderson School of Management and her Juris Doctor from the UNM School of Law.  A native New Mexican, she has vast experience working with diverse populations in school districts, intergovernmental management, policy development, interpretation, and implementation, conflict management, mediation, legal and compliance, and fiscal and human resource management.  “Her passion and goals for student success will make Torrez an excellent representative of UNM as the Dean of Students,” Torres says.  “I would thank Dr. Jenna Crabb who has served as the interim Dean of Students for the past five months for her tireless efforts and commitment to the position.”