Vice President for Student Affairs

Eric Scott, adult man with short hair and a beard, dressed professionallyUniversity of New Mexico Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs James Holloway has named Eric Scott as vice president for Student Affairs.

“I’m thrilled to have Dr. Eric Scott joining us as our new Vice President for Student Affairs,” said James Holloway, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs. “Eric brings an amazing wealth of experience to UNM, having worked at several universities of different profiles.”

Scott is currently the associate vice president for Student Affairs at Boise State University and looks forward to his new role at UNM including the opportunities to collaborate on student success across campus while moving UNM’s student experience forward with a focus on equity and inclusion. Scott is excited to join the Albuquerque community with his partner, Brandy Diaz Scott, a fellow educator, and their young son.

Scott fills the position held on an interim basis by Tim Gutierrez, who will retire from long service to UNM on June 30, 2022. Gutierrez was named interim vice president following Eliseo “Cheo” Torres, who stepped down in August 2021. Scott will start with UNM on Aug. 1, 2022.
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