Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

University of New Mexico Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs James Holloway has named Jennifer Malat as the next dean of the College of Arts & Sciences effective Aug. 21, 2023.

"I am excited to bring Dr. Malat to UNM as our next dean of College of Arts & Sciences," Holloway said. "During the pandemic she has demonstrated calm and thoughtful leadership through some very difficult times, while still successfully advancing her college and her university. As we undertake strategic planning at the college level under the UNM 2040 framework, I'm eager to work with Jennifer to advance Arts & Sciences at UNM."

Malat currently serves as associate vice president for Development at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), an R1 Minority Serving Institution similar to UNM. In this position she works with senior leaders and key staff to develop a framework to ensure the university's commitment to equity and inclusion as part of its next comprehensive campaign. Other development activities include the expansion of and increased scholarship support for a diverse student population through the creation and implementation of a comprehensive program to educate and engage deans, academic leaders, and directors of development about strategies for robust donor engagement and case statements.

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