Steering Committee

The NM-INBRE Steering Committee, chaired by PI Lusetti, oversees network institutions’ commitment to supporting program goals, ensuring research capacity building in New Mexico. Comprised of senior institutional leaders from participating institutions, annual meetings with PI Lusetti reinforce institutional dedication to the program’s mission and provide support for faculty and student involvement in NM-INBRE activities.

Luis Cifuentes

New Mexico State University

Vice President of Research
Department of Geological Sciences 

Michael Doyle

New Mexico Tech

Vice President for Research
Research & Economic Development 

Roxanne Gonzalez

New Mexico Highlands University

Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs
Academic Affairs 

Larry Guerrero

Northern New Mexico College

Associate Vice President for Student Success

Jamie Laurenz

Eastern New Mexico University

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Academic Affairs 

Katherine Oubre

Western New Mexico University

Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs / Dean of CASA
Academic Affairs 

Toni Pendergrass

San Juan College

Academic Affairs 

William Pieratt

Burrell College of Osteopathic

Dean & Chief Academic Officer;
Executive Vice President of Academic Services 

Hangameh Raissy

University of New Mexico

Research Professor and Vice Chair of Research
SOM – Pediatrics 

Monica Torres

Dona Ana Community College

Chancllor of DACC & Interium President of NMSU