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New Graduate School dean appointed at New Mexico State University

Linda Lacey, the newly appointed dean of the Graduate School at New Mexico State University, said she will concentrate on increasing the number of services the university offers students and on developing a diverse student body.



Linda Lacey began her duties at dean of New Mexico State University's Graduate School July 22. Lacey has been associate dean of the Graduate School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has a doctorate in city and regional planning. (NMSU

tment is a priority for the Graduate School. However, we also wish to increase retention programs and the number of professional development workshops," she added.


Lacey began her new duties July 22.

Lacey has been the associate dean of the Graduate School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a professor of city and regional planning and a research fellow of the Carolina Population Center at UNC Chapel Hill.

She has a bachelor's degree in social science from the University of California at Berkeley and a master's degree and doctorate in city and regional planning from Cornell University.

As associate dean of UNC-Chapel Hill's Graduate School, her responsibilities included coordination of the university's recruitment and retention efforts.

Lacey also was a member of UNC-Chapel Hill's Task Force on Development/Case Statement for Fund Raising Campaign, as well as the Advisory Board of the Friday Center for Continuing Education, the Committee on Part-Time Adult Degree Program and the Distance Education Policy Committee.

As a professor of city and regional planning, she has worked in 12 countries consulting on development plans for population and health issues. From 1998 to the present, she has worked to promote distance education programs in Thailand and Ghana under a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Photo is available at http://ucommphoto.nmsu.edu/newsphoto/lacey_linda.jpg.
CUTLINE: Linda Lacey began her duties at dean of New Mexico State University's Graduate School July 22. Lacey has been associate dean of the Graduate School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has a doctorate in city and regional planning. (NMSU photo by Diego Lucero)

Jack King
July 29, 2002