SVCAA candidate Ortega at public presentation Dec. 6


Suzanne Ortega, a finalist for senior vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, will be on campus Dec. 6-8 and give a public presentation at a reception 3:30-5 p.m. Dec. 6 at Sheldon Museum of Art.

Ortega was appointed as the executive vice president and provost of the University of New Mexico in August 2008. Prior to her appointment at the University of New Mexico, she served for three years as vice provost and graduate dean at the University of Washington. Ortega's master's and doctoral degrees in sociology were completed at Vanderbilt University. She served as assistant/associate graduate dean from 1994-2000 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and as vice provost for advanced studies and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri from 2000-2005. Her primary research interest is in mental health epidemiology, health services and race and ethnic relations.

Ortega is the final candidate to visit campus. Other candidates are Gregory Washington, Dennis Savaiano and David Rosowsky.

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