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Press Release


January 31, 2001

ALBUQUERQUE –The University of New Mexico’s Anderson Schools of Management is proud to announce the addition of several new members to its Foundation Board.

Each year, The Schools’ identify area business leaders to provide direction and support to Anderson. In addition to serving in an advisory capacity to Dean Howard L. Smith, the Board sponsors the annual Hall of Fame and generates resources for The Schools’ nationally recognized programs.

Joining the Board in January were Victor A. Chavez, with Sandia National Laboratories Corporate Business Development & Partnerships Center; J. Michael Maestas, President at Interamerica Bank; and Katherine Harris Tijerina, former Director of Cultural and Recreation Services, City of Albuquerque.

Continuing to provide leadership to the group are Bob Murphy, President of Sandia Properties, Ltd., Board Chair, and Michelle Coons, President and Managing Officer Wells Fargo, Vice Chair. The Anderson Schools’ Foundation Board Executive Committee also includes Debbie Johnson, Rick Johnson & Company, Inc.; Jimmy Trujillo, REDW LLC; Beverly Bendicksen, Vestor Partners; Ed Consroe, Citibank; and Kim Nunley of Arthur Andersen LLP.


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.