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Dean of Students Office

MSC 06 3600
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
University Advisement & Enrichment Center
Room 280

Phone: 505-277-3361
Fax: 505-277-0370

About Us

The Dean of Students Office (DOS) values its diverse student population and tries to meet its students’ needs by providing a variety of services, programs, information, and opportunities. We are a central point of contact for students to resolve issues, further explain the policies and procedures of UNM, and identify resources throughout the campus.

Staff Directory

Dr. Tomás A. Aguirre - Dean of Students

Rob C. Burford - Director of Rights and Responsibilities

Chriselle Martinez - Director of New Student Orientation

Lisa N. Lindquist - Director of Parent and Family Programs

Leonel A. Diaz Jr. - Coordinator of Student Leadership and Engagement

Anna Trillo - Interim Student Affairs Specialist

Kayla Russo - Interim Student Orientation Coordinator

Patricia Mercer - Supervisor, Administrative Support

Callista Winegar - Administrative Assistant 1

Matt McClung - Administrative Assistant 1

Lydia Wolberg - Professional Intern


The Dean of Students Office is committed to creating opportunities for student success, and we believe in a challenging and supportive institutional approach to development of the whole student.


  • We value integrity, empathy, transparency, and innovation.
  • We have served as our students' primary advocate at UNM for over 100 years, and have a deep respect and appreciation for the rich history and traditions of the Lobo community.
  • We celebrate diversity through inclusion and serve all students with respect, compassion, and absent of any judgment.
  • We believe that in order for students to achieve success, they must learn to self-regulate and self-manage.
  • We enrich the academic experience by engaging and involving students through authentic outreach and services.

Core Competencies

  • Our long-standing history and understanding of the UNM landscape provides us with the knowledge to educate students about campus resources, help students become UNM-savvy, and orient students toward the tools required for their success.
  • As members of the greater campus community, we collaborate with the whole university utilizing our academic and institutional connections to help students build knowledge, develop marketable skills, and grow both personally and socially.
  • We are here to serve students and place a premium on providing exceptional customer service that is both compassionate and holistic.
  • As a team, our strengths include a wealth of diverse experiences, backgrounds, and institutional knowledge, thus equipping us to best serve students during critical moments.


The Dean of Student's Office houses several offices within its doors:

New Student Orientation

Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

Office of Parent and Family Programs

Contact Us

Office Hours

8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday

Closed during UNM Holidays and snow days

 In Person

University Advisement and Enrichment Center, Room 280

By Mail

Dean of Students Office
MSC 06 3600
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131







Organization Chart

The Dean of Students office is compromised of several departments. For a PDF version, please click here.

Dean of Students Organization Chart