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Carol ParkerUniversity of New Mexico Provost Chaouki Abdallah has announced the appointment of School of Law Professor Carol A. Parker as Associate Provost for Academic Personnel. "It is with great enthusiasm that I announce Carol Parker as the Associate Provost for Academic Personnel. Carol’s distinguished work in the Law School, in addition to her recent ACE Fellowship, gives me great confidence that she is the right person for this position," said Provost Chaouki Abdallah.

When asked for comment on her new role, Parker said, "I am looking forward to serving as Associate Provost for Academic Personnel and to working to improve the faculty experience at UNM. Faculty members are the lifeblood of any institution of higher learning. Ensuring that UNM’s academic units have the services and support they need to recruit and retain the best faculty possible is one of the most important responsibilities of the Associate Provost." In describing the appointment, Parker added, "I also welcome the opportunity to work with the Faculty Senate to develop policies and procedures that will enhance and support such efforts".

Parker’s higher education administrative experience was enhanced by a year (2012-2013) spent as a Fellow of the American Council on Education (ACE) in a leadership development program that included placement in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost at Arizona State University. As an ACE Fellow, Parker visited college campuses, foundations, state agencies and non-profits around the country, worked on special projects for the UNM Office of the President and examined a wide range of topics relevant to large public universities. She is a former recipient of the School of Law’s Endowed Keleher & McLeod Professorship and serves as an accreditation site inspector for the American Bar Association’s Section on Legal Education.

Parker received her J.D. degree from the Wayne State University Law School, an M.S.I. degree in information science from the University of Michigan and a B.A. degree from Michigan State University’s Honor’s College.

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September 9, 2013