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Cheo Announces 2020 Fellows Cohort
January 8, 2020



Dr. Eliseo "Cheo" Torres is pleased to announce the names of the 2020 Student Affairs Fellowship Program.  They are:  


Wallace Named Director of SUB
February 24, 2020


Cheryl Wallace will be taking over the helm as the permanent director of the UNM Student Union on Monday, March 1.  Wallace who has been at The University of New Mexico for the last 24 years, mos…

Chae Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel
February 24, 2020


Thomas Chae, Professor of Military Science for the UNM Army ROTC, was recently promoted in United States Army rank from Major to Lieutenant Colonel—a promotion Chae considers to be the culminati…

AASS Celebrates Black History Month
January 31, 2020


February 1 marks the beginning of Black History month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time to recognize the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.…


Coronavirus Information
March 10, 2020


In an effort to keep everyone updated on the ever changing Coronavirus and how UNM is responding, Student Affairs encourages our Lobos to visit the websites below frequently to keep updated on the sit…

Celebrate Women's History Month
March 5, 2020


March is Women's History Month and the Women's Resource Center celebrates in a big way with several events and programming to commemorate the month.  Reina Davis from the Women's Resource Center …

Celebrate Farmworkers
March 4, 2020


For the past eight years, UNM Camperinos have been honoring the work of farmworkers during their Annual Farmworker Awareness Week (FAW) celebration on the UNM campus.  This year the event will be…

McNair Seeks 2020-2021 Cohort
March 4, 2020


The McNair Scholars and the Research Opportunity programs are currently seeking applicants for their 2020-2021 cohorts.  These programs offer eligible students the chance to conduct faculty-ment…


Popular Summer Curanderismo Class Canceled
April 24, 2020


Annual 2-week Summer In-Person Class Canceled

4-week online class offered instead

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the University's decision to transition to a temporary online class format while w…

Butrum Named ARC Interim Director
April 22, 2020


Dr. Eliseo “Cheo” Torres, Vice President for Student Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Butrum, as the Interim Director for the UNM Accessibility Resource Center


Helping Community One Stitch at a Time
April 22, 2020


While the UNM community is learning how to navigate its new ‘normal’ in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic one member of our pack is helping others cover their faces—one stitch at a t…

Green Retires as Accessibility Resource Director
April 16, 2020


Just as the UNM community has been adjusting to a new remote, virtual, way of working to serve our students, Dr. Joan Green, current director for UNM Accessibility Resource Center or ARC, will soon be…

Stay Active with UNM Recreational Services  
April 13, 2020



While many of us are calming our pandemic-induced stress with an excess of comfort food, the staff at UNM Recreational Services is providing ways to combat the potential “Quarantine 15&#8…

Career Services Hosts Virtual Career Events
April 6, 2020


Each year during April, you can count on two big career fairs taking place on The University of New Mexico campus—the Educator’s Job Fair, and the Student Job and Internship Fair. These fa…

UNM Army ROTC Cadets Give Back
April 2, 2020


What do you get when you add one hospital in need with one group of cadets who want to help?  You get one giant, selfless, act of kindness. 

“Masses of people in countries and places a…


UNM Air Force ROTC Commissions Cadets
May 27, 2020

Air force Grads

The UNM Air Force ROTC program held its first-ever virtual commissioning ceremony via Zoom to commission the cadets to officers in the United States Air Force and celebrate their accomplishments. The…

VMRC Celebrates Graduates
May 27, 2020


The UNM Veteran and Military Resource Center is honoring its 2020 graduates through a video recognition featuring a welcome by President Stokes and a brief message from VMRC director, Alonzo M…

Long Time Lobo Leaves the Pack
May 22, 2020


After 20 years, Shelley Simms, long-time Lobo, employee, and mentor is leaving the pack.  She’s headed for retirement on June 1 and her next chapter which includes applying to the Occupatio…


Kloeppel Retires after 25 Years of Service to UNM
June 12, 2020


Dr. Kim Kloeppel—or Dr. K. as she’s sometimes referred to—is retiring at the end of June after 25 years of service to the University of New Mexico.  And while she’s retiri…

A Statement from Dr. Eliseo "Cheo" Torres
June 9, 2020

The Division of Student Affairs provides access, support, and encouragement to all students in pursuit of academic excellence in the University of New Mexico’s diverse community.  As …

Johnson Center Not Opening for Several Weeks
June 4, 2020

johnson center

In accordance with the State of New Mexico’s latest public health orders and social distancing guidelines, gyms and pools in New Mexico are allowed to open at 50% capacity.  UNM Johnson Ce…

U.S. Space Force Gains a Lobo
June 3, 2020

Williams photo

United States Space Force, we have a Lobo.  A modern-day twist on the famous words uttered to Houston a long time ago as the U.S. Space Force welcomes 2nd Lt Kyle Williams, a recent UNM graduate …

ROTC Inspiring Grad Jonathan Ordoñez
June 2, 2020

Jonathan Ordoñez, a recent Army ROTC graduate shared his story with University Communications and Marketing as part of their UNM Inspiring Grad stories.  

Ordoñez who was one of 1…

UNM Children's Campus Celebrates Graduates
June 2, 2020


Last Saturday, the UNM Children's Campus hosted a Drive-By Graduation in three increments, for children at the campus who are transitioning to kindergarten.  The event was in lieu of the normal …


Secretary Groginsky Visits Children's Campus
July 1, 2020


State Cabinet, Secretary of the Early Education and Care Department, Elizabeth Groginsky, visited the UNM Children’s Campus last week.  The visit was part of the official July 1 launch of t…

OSA We're Still Here Video Series
July 1, 2020

The Division of Student Affairs has launched a new video series about the programs and services that are still available to students during the COVID pandemic. The videos feature UNM students tal…


Student Support Services Receives Grant
August 10, 2020


The University of New Mexico Student Support Services (SSS) TRIO program was notified that their program along with 14 other colleges across the state will receive grant funding from the U.S. Departme…

Student Affairs Protects the Pack
August 5, 2020


While we get ready to Bring Back the Pack this fall, the Division of Student Affairs has been working hard to get things ready.  Although things will look very different this semester, we…

Student Health and Counseling Workshops
August 3, 2020

Student Health & Counseling Workshops 

Just a reminder that SHAC has many FREE workshops for students coming this fall.  All workshops are being done via ZOOM and include topics such as catc…

Mental Health Site Available for Lobos
August 1, 2020


The health and well-being of our pack is always at the heart of everything we do at The University of New Mexico.  Ensuring our Lobos are provided with the mental health resources and support the…


Keeping Students Connected #Loboconnections
September 16, 2020


In an effort to keep our Lobos connected during this time of physical distancing, Student Affairs launched a new social media series on how we are keeping our Lobos connected.  Each of our depart…

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15, 2020

HHM - el centro

This year, El Centro de la Raza and the UNM Health Sciences Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are hosting many events to celebrate.  Many events are virtual including talks on latinos i…


AASS Launches Joy is Vital Art Campaign
October 21, 2020


UNM students called to create art piece centered around joy

Staff at African American Students Services believe one way to make sure students at The University of New Mexico feel heard is through art;…

UNM Helps Bridge Unlikely Friendship During Pandemic
October 14, 2020


While COVID-19 continues to keep families, and even strangers physically distant, the unprecedented pandemic helped connect three strangers that happen to be from the same town in Oregon; now living i…

UNM SUB Won't Serve as Voting Location
October 5, 2020

SUB Logo

The University of New Mexico’s Student Union Building will not serve as a voting location this upcoming 2020 General Election.

Lobos looking to cast their vote on election day ca…

October is Careers in Student Affairs Month
October 1, 2020


Throughout the month of October, we celebrate Career in Student Affairs month.  This year we are highlighting some of our departments and the people who make them run.  Check out our…


STEM Collaborative Center Closes Out 5-Year Grant
November 16, 2020


The STEM Collaborative Center (STEMCC) which promotes collaboration between UNM departments, and develops STEM engagement opportunities for first and second year UNM students, recently closed out its …

Introducing the Lucy Awards
November 11, 2020

As 2020 continues to surprise us, it’s no surprise that we won’t be able to host the Louie Awards this year. And while we won't have the cake, live audience, or themed decorations, we DO h…

VMRC Director Shares what Veteran's Day Means to Him
November 11, 2020


To me, Veterans Day is a day to recognize the sacrifices made by veterans, past and present.  Some who have given up their lives for our great country and others who have given up years of their …


Gonzalez Set to Retire After 32 Years
December 22, 2020


At the end of 2020, Andrew Gonzalez who has been at The University of New Mexico for 32 years in both a student and employee capacity will retire.  Gonzalez enrolled at UNM in 1988 pursing a degr…

Lucy Award Winners
December 15, 2020

We are pleased to announce the winners of this years Lucy Awards.  This newly created award honored those in the Division of Student Affairs who consistently go above and beyond the call of duty …