Provost and EVP for Academic Affairs Search
University of New Mexico President Garnett S. Stokes has appointed Dr. James Paul Holloway as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective July 1, 2019.
"Dr. Holloway is an inspired choice for UNM Provost, and we are thrilled to welcome him and his family to Albuquerque and to the Lobo community," said Stokes. "He is a proven collaborative leader in higher education and a strategic thinker who will be instrumental in advancing The University of New Mexico's mission and ensuring the Lobo experience supports and enriches our students' lives."
Holloway is excited to begin his tenure this summer. "I've been impressed by the willingness of the UNM community to be bold and to question, and for their love of the place," said Holloway. "I'm excited and honored to have a chance to serve this great university." He went on to describe UNM as "an amazing place with amazing people, a center of creativity and discovery, rooted in a beautiful state. UNM is a critical institution within New Mexico, with students, faculty, and staff who bring a true diversity of identities to the creation and application of new ideas, to the growth of human capacity, and to the provision of support and care for all New Mexicans."
Holloway was selected from a diverse pool of semi-finalists to visit the UNM campus in March, after a nearly six-month long search process. He met with a number of institutional constituencies in open forums, giving the campus community an opportunity to engage and ask questions, as well as provide feedback to the committee. In making her final decision, President Stokes considered committee and campus input, in addition to her own evaluation.