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NM EPSCoR State Committee

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Co-Chairs

Jack Jekowski, Principal Partner, Innovative Technology Partnerships
Barbara Damron, Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Higher Education Department

University Representatives

Luis Vazquez, Interim VP for Research, Graduate Studies, and International Programs, NMSU
Gabriel Lopez, Vice President for Research, UNM
Van Romero, Vice President for Research, NMT
Jose Herrera, Dean of Arts and Sciences, WNMU
John Montgomery, Assistant Dean, Liberal Arts and Sciences, ENMU
James Alarid, Research Director, NMHU
Ulises Ricoy, Dean of Arts and Sciences, NNMC
Valerie Montoya, Vice President of Academic Programs, SIPI

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Representative

Kathy Keith, Director of Community Programs Office, LANL

Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) Representative

Ben Cook, Senior Manager, CTO Office, SNL

New Mexico Consortium (NMC) Representative

Steve Buelow, Director, NMC

State Government Representatives

Louise Martinez, Division Director, Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department
Julia Wise, Manager, Office of Science and Technology, Economic Development Department
Vacant, Public Education Department
Barbara Damron, Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Higher Education Department

State Government Legislators

Senator William Soules, District 37, Doña Ana County
Representative Jason Harper, District 57, Sandoval County
Senator Linda Lopez, District 11, Bernalillo County

Private Industry Representatives

Jack Jekowski, Principal Partner, Innovative Technology Partnerships
Jon Hawkins, Manager of Advanced Technology and Strategy, Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) Resources

State EPSCoR Office (Ex-Officio)

William Michener, State Director