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BYRD TAPPED TO LEAD ANDERSON EXEC ED PROGRAMS

April 9, 2007

(Albuquerque, New Mexico) The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is pleased to announce that Mickey Byrd is the new manager of the Management Development Center (MDC).

Prior to her current position, Byrd was the program manager for the Executive MBA (EMBA) and Professional MBA (PMBA) programs at the MDC.

Byrd has more than five years of experience in hiring and staffing in an academic environment along with experience in marketing, recruiting, and admissions from previous work at Keller Graduate School of Management as the center director (2000-2001). She also has experience in developing management training and performance development plans from her work as a management development specialist at Chevy Chase Bank (2003-2004) and as an independent training consultant (2001-2003). Byrd has an MBA from George Washington University.

Byrd oversees and directs the two units that comprise the MDC. These units are the Executive MBA and Professional MBA programs and the professional development (non-degree) certificate programs at Anderson.

The MDC is the outreach arm of the Anderson School, serving as the link between the University and business community. The mission of the MDC is to extend Andersonís educational resources and to meet the diverse learning needs of individuals and organizations in surrounding areas.

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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 www.mgt.unm.edu, email info@mgt.unm.edu, or call (505) 277-6471.

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