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Anderson Commemorates Henry Jaramillo's Service to UNM

September 2, 2011

Henry Jaramillo
Henry Jaramillo and his wife Elsie accepted a portrait from Ernest Rodriquez-Naaz, Anderson's Development Officer, commemorating Henry's time as a UNM Regent and Founder of the then New Mexico School of Banking, which later changed to the Western States School of Banking.

Mr. Jaramillo was appointed to the Board of Regents in 1973 by New Mexico Governor Bruce King. He served 12 years on the Board of Regents, 8 year as Board President. As Regent he was instrumental in re-naming the school from the former 'UNM School of Business' to the namesake of Robert O. Anderson.

Henry was born and raised in Belen, NM. After high school, he attended New Mexico State University, the former New Mexico A & M on a football scholarship, and then transferred to UNM School of Business after a knee injury ended his collegiate football career.

Following his attendance at New Mexico A & M (NMSU) and the College of St. Joseph in Albuquerque, through a composite of credit hours earned, he enrolled with California Western University by correspondence, and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and a Masterís Degree in Finance.

Henry worked for the NM Bureau of Revenue from 1953-54. In 1960 he, along with others founded Ranchers State Bank, became a Director, and in 1963 became President and CEO. He served as President of the New Mexico Bankers Association in 1973-74, Chairman of the NM State Police Board for 4 years, and served on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors' Consumer Advisory Council in Washington, DC. Jaramillo also served on the Southern Methodist University Banking School Faculty, and on the Board of Directors of the Schools' Foundation in Dallas.

Jaramillo's father promoted education and inspired many in academia. Henry T. Jaramillo Community School in Belen, NM is named in his father's honor.


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.