NMSU branding

New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University

News Center

College of Arts and Sciences associate dean bids farewell to NMSU

Lisa Bond-Maupin is leaving New Mexico State University to begin her appointment as founding dean of the College of Social Sciences and Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Lisa Bond-Maupin, associate dean and co-founder of the J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium, will leave NMSU to begin a new position at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Bond-Maupin is currently an associate dean at the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences. Her last day on campus is June 27.

?I am proud of the team in the dean?s office in Arts and Sciences and of everything we have accomplished together to create a more open, predictable, fair, proactive approach to college level leadership,? Bond-Maupin said. ?We came in with a commitment to a service orientation and this will continue as long as Dean Slaton is leading the way.?

In 1995, Bond-Maupin joined the NMSU faculty as an assistant professor of sociology. Since then she has also served as director of the Women?s Studies Program for five years and as academic department head of the sociology department for almost two years. She?s served on various committees throughout the university and was instrumental in establishing the first ever J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium in 2007. Throughout the years, the symposium has featured a number of social issues including ?Justice for Youth,? ?Justice for Children of Incarcerated and Detained Parents? and mostly recently, ?Justice for Native Peoples.?

Government Professor Neil Harvey, who?s worked with Bond-Maupin on the symposium planning committee, praised her for all the work she?s done to help make the symposium what it is today.

?We appreciate the legacy that you?ve left us,? he said at a farewell reception on June 26.

?It has been a true pleasure to work with Lisa the last four years,? added Christa Slaton, dean of NMSU's College of Arts and Sciences. ?Her professionalism, integrity, and commitment to excellence have been tremendous assets to our college and to our university.

?She has been a joy to work with and a critical member of our administrative team, and has made many contributions to this college and its students during her time as an associate dean. It?s no surprise she was selected to be the founding dean of a new college. We wish her all the best, and she will be sorely missed.?

Bond-Maupin has been honored as a New Mexico Woman of the Year and is recipient of the Donald C. Roush Award for Teaching Excellence and the College Service Award.

?I am proud of all of the partnerships I have been part of in the community,? Bond-Maupin said. ?We have served young people together, worked diligently to reform the juvenile justice system in the state, provided hands-on learning opportunities for students, and built important bridges together. I am proud of the sustainability of the J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium, which just celebrated its 10th year. I have always been proud of my students and my faculty and staff colleagues.?

She?ll begin her new appointment July 7.