Staff Council News - Staff as Students & Grads! Gladiators Tickets! And Much More!

March 29, 2022

Staff as Students is April 4th!

The Staff Council Staff Success Committee is hosting the fall Staff as Students event on Monday, 04/04/22 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the SUB Ballrooms B & C. Priority Registration!! Fees Waived!! Learn about opportunities you may not know about and win a raffle!

Staff who are unable to attend the event should use their email account to message beginning March 28. The email should include the staff member’s name, term for which they wish to register (Summer/Fall/both), and their UNM ID. Staff who attend Staff as Students in person will be the first to get their overrides; those who email will receive their overrides after the in-person event.

This year, come see the Siberian Husky Rescue of NM with their adoptable huskies! 

Staff as Grads!

Did you graduate between Spring 2020 and Spring 2022? Join Staff Council for a reception and be recognized for your hard work and dedication to the University. Accompany us and President Stokes for cake and refreshments, Thursday, April 21, 3PM in SUB Lobo A&B (third floor).


Free Tickets! Get ‘em While They Last for Duke City Gladiators!

UNM Student Activities Center has free tickets for students & staff (until they run out) in their office for the Duke City Gladiators games. For each game, they will have tickets available at the beginning of the week for that week’s home game.

Campus Interviews Scheduled for Candidates for the Vice President for Student Affairs

Provost Holloway has invited three finalists to participate in interviews for the position of Vice President for Student Affairs. These three finalists will participate during the weeks of April 4-14, 2022. During their visits, these finalists will meet with faculty, staff, and students.

The Vice President candidates are: Austin Jamar “JB” Banks – the Dean of Students and Interim/Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at University of Colorado Boulder. Eric Scott – Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at Boise State University. Eleanor JB Daugherty – Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at University of Connecticut.

All three candidates will hold forums for Faculty, Staff, and Students.

Each forum will be held in SUB Ballroom A. Please find forum dates and time on the Vice President for Student Affairs Executive Search page.

For additional information for each candidate, including their CV, please visit the Vice President for Student Affairs Executive Search page.

Volunteer Needed for 2022 ACAC Conference

The University of New Mexico is seeking volunteers for the 2022 International Association for College Admission Counseling Conference, taking place July 12-15. Volunteers are needed to help with the many preparation activities and conference events to ensure an exceptional experience for our visitors.

The 2022 International Association for College Admission Counseling (ACAC) Conference aims to bring professionals together from all over the globe in an effort to support secondary students transitioning into the sphere of higher education.

Paid Leave for UNM Employee Volunteers: Utilizing UAP 3300, 3.2. Community Engagement, UNM is encouraging volunteer participation and has authorized paid leave for community engagement in an amount up to four (4) hours, for eligible regular exempt and nonexempt staff employees, during normal work hours, dependent on business/department needs.

To qualify for the paid leave to support community engagement, the following criterion applies:

  • Must be a regular exempt or nonexempt staff.
  • Obtain prior approval from Supervisor.
  • Volunteer hours must fall within the employee’s regularly scheduled work hours.
  • Hours that exceed the authorized four (4) hours during the employee’s regular work hours can be offset with Flex Scheduling and/or Annual Leave with prior approval from the Supervisor.
  • Consistent with Section 3.1 of Policy 3305: Overtime, the four (4) hours of community engagement are not considered time worked.
  • Proof of participation is required and will be confirmed. Proof of volunteer hours will be tracked by the Global Education Office. (When registering to volunteer be sure to use your UNM email and indicate your affiliation with UNM.)
  • For time reporting purposes, Time Keepers should use Earn Code 300 (Other Paid Leave).

Other Volunteers

Please note that not all volunteers have to be UNM employees. Invite your spouse, friend or child who is over 18 to volunteer.

Sign up to volunteer by submitting your International ACAC Volunteer Interest Form today! Volunteer registration ends June 1.


The efforts for this important undertaking are a result of the hard work of the Global Education Office, who has assembled a Planning Committee. Contact the ACAC Planning Committee at  For questions about the paid leave policy, contact or your HR consultant. 


On behalf of the Chief Information Officer

In response to global trends and other emerging threats related to information security, in 2021-2022, President Stokes asked UNM IT to make a focused effort on accelerating improvements to our security controls.  Our next effort addresses phishing awareness and prevention.

91% of all cyberattacks start with a phishing email. Phishing emails are the most common approach to getting personal information, username (NetID) and password, and access to an institution’s environment. To help educate our students, faculty, and staff, and prevent phishing, the UNM Information Security & Privacy Office (ISPO) will implement phishing awareness training along with an improved approach for reporting suspect messages and spam.

NOTE: These changes apply only to UNM LoboMail ( users. These changes do not impact the security controls for HSC accounts or other email accounts that are not managed by UNM IT.

What does this mean for you?

Beginning 04/18/2022, all LoboMail users will be sent a simulated phishing message once per quarter. The simulated phishing email will leverage specific methods that adversaries commonly use to deceive the recipient. These include messages that create a sense of urgency, play on emotions, invoke curiosity, and/or include links or attachments. If someone is successfully phished in our awareness campaign, they will be prompted to complete targeted training that provides useful information on how to identify a phishing message.

By using the new ‘Report Message’ feature to flag a phishing or spam message, UNM students, faculty, and staff help improve message screening and prevent further spread of phishing messages. To report a phish, simply click on the appropriate ‘Report Message’ button in your email.  Specific instructions vary by browser or device, see FastInfo 7931.

See FastInfo 7930, “What is a Phishing Email?” for more information, including how to identify a phishing email.

See FastInfo 7929, “What is Spam?” for more information.

For assistance with UNM IT services, please contact the UNM IT Service Desk at 277-5757. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Executive MBA Scholarship for UNM Employees

The UNM Anderson School of Management offers a select few UNM employees full or partial scholarships to help offset the cost of the Executive MBA program. Tuition remission applies to the Executive MBA program and covers over half of the total program tuition.

Highlights of the Executive MBA Program:

  • Saturday virtual schedule (Fridays are no longer required)
  • Three distinctive immersive tracks: Global Leadership, Diversity Leadership and Science and Technology Leadership
  • 10 total in-person learning days with ground costs covered
  • Capstone semester with practical applications for each track
  • Executive leadership coaching
  • A new GMAT/GRE Entrance Exam Waiver policy that supports experienced professionals, applicants with advanced STEM degrees, and current or former military or government leaders 

Students continue to receive the great benefits as always: wraparound services that include registration, books and on-ground costs for in-person learning.

Program applications must be submitted by April 8, 2022, to be considered for UNM employee scholarships. Please visit our table at the Staff As Students event on April 4, then go the Application Process Page for information on how to apply.

If you have questions or want to learn more, contact Lisa Beauchene-Lawson, manager of admissions and enrollment for Anderson graduate programs at Flyer attached.

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