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Ortiz Center Advisory Council

The role of the Advisory Council is to provide general guidance for Ortiz Center programming, and specifically to review applications for Ortiz Center support and to select worthy projects to be funded.   The Advisory Council will play a critical role in formalizing the Center’s programming through the research, projects, and programming it supports.  The responsibilities of the Council include:

  • Assisting in short- and long-range planning of Center activities through funding allocations
  • Reviewing funding applications for specific projects and selecting finalists
  • Fostering increased collaboration across campus and with external communities through communication, participation, and dialogue emanating from the Center’s programming
  • Enhancing the visibility of the Center and its programs both on and off the UNM campus
  • Meeting twice per year: First in the Fall to review funding proposals and then in the Spring to evaluate individual projects and the Center’s annual programming
  • Providing consultation
  • Advising on conflict of interest concerns

Of the funding the Ortiz Center has available in a given calendar cycle, the Director reserves the right to allocate a portion for special projects.

Ortiz Center Advisory Council Members:

Clarence Cruz, Art and Art History

Jennifer Denetdale, American Studies

Jorge Garcia, El Centro de la Raza

Lloyd Lee, Native American Studies

Wirt Wills, Maxwell Museum

Les Field, Anthropology Department Chair, ex officio

Lea McChesney, Ortiz Center Director, ex officio

Carla Sinopoli Maxwell Museum Director, ex officio

JoNella Vasquez, Financial Liaison