• Jake Simmons will join the Department of Communicative Arts and Sciences as assistant professor of communication.
• Patty Saylor will join the Department of Health and Human Services as the new director of the social work program.
• Jason Vest has moved into a tenure-track appointment as assistant professor of voice.
• Michael Snipes has moved into a tenure-track appointment as assistant professor of economics.
• Elwyn Hulett will join the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Employee and Alumni briefs
• Brittany Nielsen has been nominated for a California Emmy, the most prestigious television award, by the Emmy Nominating Committee. She was the lead anchor/ reporter for two years at News 3 New Mexico.
• Anthony Garcia, former senior anchor/reporter and executive producer for News 3 New Mexico,