Board of Regents Members

Robert M. Doughty III - President

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Robert Doughty graduated from New Mexico State University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Criminal Justice. In 1998, Mr. Doughty received his Juris Doctorate from the University of New Mexico School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Doughty was active in trial practice and oral advocacy, was on the honor roll and was a legal extern for the Honorable John E. Conway, Chief Judge of the United States District Court, District of New Mexico. Mr. Doughty was admitted to the New Mexico Bar in 1998 and began his law career at a firm specializing in Plaintiff's catastrophic personal injury cases. Later he joined a large insurance defense firm. In August 2005, Mr. Doughty became a shareholder with Doughty, Alcaraz & deGraauw, P.A. Mr. Doughty is licensed to practice in New Mexico State Courts, The United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Doughty has earned an AV "Preeminent" Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating, demonstrating the highest rating available for his legal ability and professional ethics. 

Term: ends 12/31/2020.

Boards and Committees

  • Operations Committee
  • Finance and Facilities Committee
  • Academic/Student Affairs and Research Committee, Chair
  • Sandia Foundation
  • Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Honorary Degree Committee, ex officio

Marron Lee - Vice President

Marron Lee serves as chair of both the New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission and the New Mexico Sentencing Commission. She worked in the U.S. Attorney's office from 2001 to 2004 prosecuting cases related to violent crime, and abuse and neglect of children on tribal lands in New Mexico. Lee started her legal career in New Mexico as a prosecutor in the 3rd Judicial District Attorney's Office in 1998. Marron Lee also served on Senator Domenici's Washington, D.C. staff from 1989 to 1995. She has served on the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation and the Albuquerque Museum Foundation Boards of Directors and is a member of P.E.O. International and is the parents’ association vice-president at Manzano Day School. Lee and her family have worked to establish scholarships at the university and are proud supporters of Lobo athletics.

Term: ends 12/31/2020

Boards and Committees

  • Operations Committee
  • Health Sciences Center Committee, Chair
  • Finance and Facilities Committee, Chair
  • Lobo Development Corporation, Chair
  • UNM Foundation
  • Honorary Degree Committee

Sandra Begay

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A former regent of the University of New Mexico, Ms. Begay was recently appointed by Mayor Tim Keller as the Director of the Environmental Health Department for the city of Albuquerque.

Ms. Begay worked for Sandia National Laboratories for 27 years as a Principal Member of the Technical Staff and headed Sandia's technical efforts in the Indian Energy Program to assist Native American tribes with renewable energy development. Prior to this, she also worked at Lawrence Livermore Laboratories and at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Ms. Begay is a former Executive Director of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), former chair of the AISES Board of Directors, and the recipient of the AISES Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Begay was a founder of the UNM AISES Chapter as a student leader.

In 2000, Ms. Begay was the recipient of the Stanford University 2000 Multicultural Alumni of the Year Award. She has also been selected as a recipient of the Governor's Award for Outstanding Women from the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women. Ms. Begay recently received the Alumni Circle Award from the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) for her lifetime contributions to the advancement of Native American students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and careers. Currently, Ms. Begay is the site mentor at UNM-Gallup for the NM Rainforest University Center program.

Term Ending: 12/31/2022

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Doug Brown

Term Ending: 12/31/2022

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Melissa C. Henry - Student Regent

Photo of Melissa C. HenryMelissa C Henry is a Counselor Education and Supervision Doctoral Candidate in the department of Individual, Family, and Community Education located in UNM's College of Education. Henry received her BA in Psychology and MS in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling at Fresno State, in California. Melissa Henry moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in August 2016 to begin her Ph.D.

Henry is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and currently practices couples and individual counseling at a local private practice. While in New Mexico, Henry has volunteered at UNM's Manzanita Counseling Center, served as Chief of Staff of the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) and on the GPSA Grants committee, and was a Student Fee Review Board (SFRB) member for FY 2019-2020 budget cycle. Henry also teaches as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GA/TA) in the Family Studies and Counseling program both undergraduate and graduate courses.

Term Ending: 12/31/2020

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Kimberly Sanchez Rael

Term Ending: 12/31/2024

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Robert Schwartz

Term Ending: 12/31/2024

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