Board of Regents Members

Robert M. Doughty III - President

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Mr. 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
  • Health Sciences Center Committee, Vice Chair
  • Academic/Student Affairs and Research Committee, Chair
  • Sandia Foundation
  • Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Honorary Degree Committee, ex officio

Marron Lee - Vice President

Regent 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

Alex Romero

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Regent Romero is a retired bank executive having spent thirty-five years in the banking industry in the Albuquerque area. He is the former Executive Vice President of Bank of America’s New Mexico Consumer Market Division. Romero served 12 years as President and CEO of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, retiring in April 2017. The Chamber promotes economic development and workforce education in Albuquerque and New Mexico, and it has raised more than $2 million to help students have the opportunity to pursue higher education. Romero also serves as co-chair of the New Mexico Hispanic Education Advisory Council, which works to close achievement gaps among Hispanic students throughout the state. Romero brings nearly a decade of higher education experience to the UNM Board of Regents. From 2000 to 2006, he served as a member of the board of trustees for the College of Santa Fe, and from 1996 to 1999 he served on the faculty of the BMA School of Bank Marketing at the University of Colorado. Romero has been active in several other leadership organizations, such as the New Mexico Economic Development Commission, the Albuquerque Development Commission, Sandia Science & Technology Park Development Corp., and Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico.

Term: Nominated for term ending 12/31/2022.  Currently serving a recess appointment that commenced May 23, 2017 and expires at the adjournment of the next regular session of the New Mexico State Legislature.

Boards and Committees 

  • Audit and Compliance Committee, Vice Chair
  • Finance and Facilities Committee
  • Honorary Degree Committee
  • Lobo Development Corporation Board of Directors
  • STC.UNM Board of Directors

Thomas Clifford - Secretary Treasurer

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Tom Clifford brings 30 years of finance and tax policy experience to the position, 20 of them in state government. Governor Martinez appointed Clifford to the Cabinet post in August 2011, and he retired from that position at the end of May.

Prior to his time as DFA Secretary, he was the policy and research director for the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department and the chief economist for the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee. Clifford also spent a decade working for the U.S. Government.

In addition to public service, he has taught budgeting and finance classes for the University of New Mexico and lectured on finance and economics at other institutions. Clifford holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Term: Nominated for term ending 12/31/2018. Currently serving in a recess appointment that commenced May 23, 2017 and expires at the adjournment of the next regular session of the New Mexico State Legislature.

Boards and Committees

    • Operations Committee
    • Audit and Compliance Committee, Chair
    • Finance and Facilities Committee, Vice Chair
    • Lobo Energy

Lieutenant General Bradley C. Hosmer, USAF (Ret.)

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Lieutenant General Bradley C. Hosmer chairs the Board of Directors of the Armed Forces Services Corporation. Since retiring from the Air Force in 1994 he has also advised the Department of Defense and industry on long range and strategic planning, and chaired or manned public and private special advisory councils.

On active duty, Hosmer was Superintendent of the Air Force Academy, President of the National Defense University, the Inspector General of the Air Force, a senior member of the Joint Staff (of the Joint Chiefs of Staff), commanded two fighter wings and an Air Division. He has a bachelor of science from the Air Force Academy and a Master of Arts degree from Oxford University. Hosmer was appointed to the Board of Regents in March 2011.

Term ends 12/31/2016.

Boards and Committees

  • Audit and Compliance Committee

Suzanne Quillen

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Suzanne Quillen is Vice President of Healthcare Innovation for Ernest Health. Quillen is a Registered Nurse, as well as a Certified Nurse Practitioner with more than 26 years of experience in healthcare management. She also holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from New Mexico State University. Her background includes experience in both private and public healthcare sectors. She began her nursing career at the University of New Mexico Hospital and after obtaining her Nurse Practitioner Certification from the University of Colorado, she returned to UNMH as a Nurse Educator. Throughout her career, she has served in several leadership positions including Chief Nursing Officer and Hospital Operating Officer at Lovelace Medical Center and Director of Patient Care Development and Marketing and Business Development at MountainView Regional Center in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She has served on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Hospital Association, Memorial Medical Center Healthcare Foundation, The Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico and The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce. Quillen is currently a member of the Executive Committee of The Bridge of Southern New Mexico, The Las Cruces Forum and was recently appointed to the Employability Partnership Board of New Mexico. Suzanne is an active member of the Las Cruces community where she has resided for more than 15 years.

Term ends 12/31/2018.

Boards and Committees

  • Academic and Student Affairs and Research Committee

Garrett Adcock - Student Regent

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Student Regent Garrett Adcock is pursuing his Juris Doctor at the UNM School of Law with anticipated graduation in 2018. Garrett obtained his undergraduate degree from UNM December 2015, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Garrett earned several scholarships, including the Frank O' Greenleaf Memorial Scholarship, the Richard L. Pribble Football Scholarship, and the UNM Amigo Scholarship, and during his undergraduate years Garrett obtained Top GPA for the football team and was awarded Mountain West Scholar Athlete for two consecutive years. As a First Team CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2016 and All District in 2014 and 2016, Garrett made the Mountain West Football All-Academic First Team for two years and became UNM's 10th football player to be selected as Academic All-American, also becoming UNM's 98th Academic All-American. In 2016, Garrett was a UNM nominee for the Rhodes Scholarship and the Marshall Scholarships and was one of three national finalists for the Wuerffel Trophy. Garrett has extensive volunteer experience, mentoring and serving local underserved populations and working internationally with marginalized and indigent populations to provide healthcare and other necessities. Currently, besides his law studies, Garrett works in a local law firm and is the student director of the Lobo Scholars Program and a Student Athlete Advisory Committee Member of the Mountain West Conference.

Term: Recess appointment commenced March 27, 2017 and expires at the adjournment of the next regular session of the New Mexico State Legislature. Nominated for student regent 2-year term ending 12/31/2018.

Boards and Committees

  • Academic/Student Affairs and Research Committee
  • Health Sciences Center Committee
  • UNM Hospital Board of Trustees
  • Carrie Tingley Hospital Advisory Board
  • Alumni Association Board of Directors