Richard S. Towne, KUNM General Manager
At the close of our Radio Board Election nominations phase, the Office of the University Secretary had received only four nominations. Since the election was for four members of our Radio Board, some of the nominees will be automatically be seated for a two-year term on the Radio Board starting in May 2019.
The KUNM Radio Board election is overseen by UNM’s Office of the Provost and EVP for Academic Affairs. The Election Guidelines state, in part, “In the event that there are four or fewer nominations for the four open Board positions, a ballot will not be produced or mailed to subscribers and staff. Instead, the nominees will be invited by the Provost to serve a full term on the Board.”
The nominees’ full nomination statements are available below:
David Corcoran of Corrales; retired Science editor, New York Times; Associate Director of Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT.
Lydia R. Goldfine of Albuquerque; full time, public radio loving parent; formerly with Morgan Stanley, Ticketmaster and U. S. State Department.
Victor L Gamiz, Ph.D. of Albuquerque; Principal Research Physicist with AF Research Laboratory in lasers and optics; guitarist for 50 years.
Brigid K. Quinn, MA, MS, MT (ASCP) in Albuquerque. Ms. Quinn works at UNM in the Health Sciences Project Echo to increase access to specialty treatment in rural and underserved areas former Peace Corps volunteer in rural Ethiopia.
Unfortunately, because she is a staff member at UNM, the Election Guidelines do not allow Ms. Quinn the opportunity to nominate herself for this election. She is eligible for appointment as a UNM Staff representative or Provost appointee to the Radio Board when openings occur in the future.
Here is the operational rule from the Election Guidelines. “According to the Bylaws of the KUNM-FM Radio Board, candidates in this election shall not be "a past or present paid staff member or a volunteer who has been actively involved with KUNM-FM for one year prior to the terms for which they are selected." In review of the Bylaws, the Provost has established that UNM students, staff and faculty can be appointed by their own constituency, and therefore are ineligible to nominate themselves for elected positions.”
All of us at KUNM appreciate your interest in this nomination phase. We won’t be sending out ballots in this election. Please check out our newest advisors at KUNM.org or join us for our monthly Radio Board meetings, first Tuesday of the month starting at 6:00 p.m. on the first floor of Onate Hall at UNM.