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Board of Directors

Nan Sauer

Nancy “Nan” Sauer is the Senior Director Partnerships and Pipeline office at LANL. She received her Ph.D. in chemistry and came to Los Alamos National Laboratory as a Director’s Postdoctoral Fellow in 1986. Nan has held positions of increasing responsibility…

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Tania Sanchez

Tania Sanchez is the Chief of Staff for the Network and Infrastructure Engineering Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory and a former City Councilor for the City of Española. She has been at LANL for 17 years and began her…

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Wayne Kennedy

Wayne Kennedy is the former Senior Vice President of the University of California. He is a nationally recognized expert in issues relating to the financing of research universities and medical education, and served in university administration for 36 years. Wayne…

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Denise Montoya

Denise Montoya serves as the Chief of Staff/Vice President for Finance and Administration for Northern New Mexico College. She formerly served as the Associate Vice President for Finance, Administration, and Government Relations, the 2018-2019 HU President Leadership Development Fellow, and as…

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Kathryn Harris Tijerina

Kathryn is an enrolled citizen of the Comanche Nation. Born and raised in Comanche country in southwestern Oklahoma, she earned her BA from Harvard, graduating Magna cum Laude. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School and is a…

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Elmer C. Torres

Elmer Torres is a member of San Ildefonso Pueblo whose strength in leadership is reflected in his experience and commitment to the 22 Tribes of New Mexico, his passion for improving education, and his work with various federal, tribal, state,…

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