School of Architecture and Planning Dean Search

University of New Mexico Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs James Holloway has named Robert Alexander González as dean of the School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) effective July 1, 2020.

González, who comes to UNM from Texas Tech University (TTU), fills the position held on an interim basis by Mark Childs since July 2019 following the departure of former dean Geraldine Forbes Isais. A registered architect in the State of Texas, González is currently the Director of both the Architecture Program, where he has led the professional program, managing undergraduate education (supervising all faculty on the El Paso campus), student recruiting, admissions, fundraising, strategic planning and graduation, and the TTU El Paso Regional Site.

González looks forward to his new role at UNM including the opportunity to work with faculty, staff, students and the people of New Mexico.

“I am excited about joining the UNM School of Architecture and Planning family. I found the School to be unlike any other program with its diverse faculty and staff dedicated to serving a culturally rich region, especially with two standout design research centers, DPAC, the second oldest community design center in the country, and the Indigenous Design and Planning Institute,” said González. “This is a model for other institutions that want to integrate multiple disciplines that are strongly rooted in community engagement. I’m inspired by the opportunity to help strengthen the fulfillment of the School’s mission and share the School’s formula for success, which has been spearheaded by excellent educators and a legacy of recognized visionary leadership.”

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