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Press Release


January 29, 2001

ALBUQUERQUE – The Anderson Schools of Management is off to the new year with a unique opportunity for the business community to come back to campus.

The Executive Speakers Series is a new program offered by The Anderson Schools that will open the classroom experience to community members. Across the disciplines that make up business education at The Schools, faculty will be opening their classroom guest lectures to the community for a no-cost learning experience.

The first in this series is scheduled for Monday, February 5 from 4-6:30 p.m. and will feature special guest lecturer John Garcia, Secretary of Economic Development for the State of New Mexico. Garcia is a guest in the first-time class offering of Professor Suleiman Kassicieh, a semester-long exploration of economic development and technology transfer issues in the state. The class is held in the Graduate School of Management Building, room 232.

Garcia has been instrumental in bringing new energy to economic development through his leadership in the state’s strategic planning process. He is a 1984 graduate of The Anderson Schools and was recognized as a member of The Schools’ Hall of Fame in 2000.

“This program is a great opener for what we are sure will be an excellent series of opportunities,” said Howard Smith, Dean of The Anderson Schools. “We are fortunate to have the best and the brightest in the state in our business students and faculty, and we are proud to open our learning environment to everyone who may be interested.”

For more information on this program and the Executive Speakers Series, call 277-6264.


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit, email, or call (505) 277-6471.