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UNM ANDERSON AND NMSU TO OFFER CUTTING-EDGE EDUCATION LEADERSHIP PROGRAM TO PREPARE THE NEXT GENERATION OF EXCEPTIONAL SCHOOL LEADERS IN NEW MEXICO

June 5, 2015

UNM Anderson joins New Mexico State University in Offering Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellowships in Education Leadership in 2015

(Albuquerque, NM) UNM Anderson School of Management and the New Mexico State University College of Business are partnering with the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation to create a new MBA school leadership program designed to prepare aspiring school principals and superintendents with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully lead New Mexico schools.

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation This afternoon in Las Cruces UNM Anderson Interim Dean Craig White joined NMSU President Garrey Carruthers, NM Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera, NMSU Interim Associate Dean Steven Elias, and Arthur Levine, President of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation to announce this new MBA program.

"New Mexico's schools face enormous challenges, yet exceptional school leaders find ways to deliver excellent educational opportunities to our children," said Dr. Craig White. "We at the Anderson School look forward to working with the State's Public Education Department, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, school districts, and UNM's College of Education to provide these leaders the management skills necessary to fully maximize the outcomes from their efforts. It is exciting to be at the forefront of this new MBA program."

New Mexico joins Indiana and Wisconsin as the first states to offer the Woodrow Wilson MBA.

The inaugural class of eleven Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellows at NMSU was announced today and the first class of Fellows at UNM will be named later this summer. The Woodrow Wilson Foundation will collaborate with the New Mexico schools to develop the MBA curriculum for the 15 to 18 month program.

UNM Anderson will house the program in its Executive and Professional Development Center.

EPEC Director Audrey Arnold says it is a good fit.

"Anderson has more than 30 years of experience in Executive Education and collaborates with our students and the NM community to build strong leaders," say Arnold. "We believe this program will be extremely valuable to those who have the desire to lead K-12 public schools and are looking for a first rate education in business and leadership."

Funding for the Woodrow Wilson MBA's New Mexico initiative was initially provided by a grant from the New Mexico Public Education Department and recently the Daniels Fund awarded the program an additional $2.1 million grant to expand the number of individuals in the MBA Fellowship program in the state. Both UNM and NMSU are also part of a ten school consortium through the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative that supports student leadership and principal-based ethical conduct in business.

Applications to the WW MBA Fellowship in Education Leadership are available by nomination only, with nominations and applications for the first class now open. To learn more about the WW MBA in Education Leadership, visit https://woodrow.org/fellowships/ww-ed-mba/new-mexico/.

To read The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation's press release, click here.

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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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