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Press Release


January 5, 2001

ALBUQUERQUE - A cooperative venture between the Extended University at The University of New Mexico, The Anderson Schools of Management at UNM-Albuquerque, and the University's branch campus in Gallup will lead to a new opportunity for business students in western New Mexico.

Beginning with this semester's start on January 16th, UNM-Gallup will be able to offer an undergraduate business degree completion program to the region as a result of this agreement. The Anderson Schools of Management, through full-time and adjunct faculty, will be providing a three-year cycle of 16 classes to provide core and elective courses. The Extended University will offer humanities and social sciences classes to provide the general education requirements for Gallup's degree-seeking students.

"The University of New Mexico takes great pride in the continuing evolution of its branch campuses," said Howard L. Smith, Dean of The Anderson Schools. "The Gallup campus especially has demonstrated a strong commitment to serving community interests and developing programs that address local needs. And we are very happy to be part of that process."

Negotiations for the program were encouraged by UNM's new provost, Brian Foster, and Vice Provost Jerry Dominguez from the Albuquerque campus. "These leaders encouraged The Anderson Schools of Management to join with UNM-Gallup for this program," Smith said. "This demonstrates The University's commitment to serving the needs of all New Mexico."

According to Smith, the BBA degree completion programs at Gallup will deliver the same high-quality education available to main campus students through full-time Anderson Schools' faculty. A combination of course delivery approaches will be used, including faculty in the classroom, as well as video and online instruction.

Additional information about the program is available at both UNM-Gallup and The Anderson Schools at the Albuquerque campus.


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.