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Meet Our Staff

he 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.

In 2018, the Dean of Students welcomed the Student Activities Center to its team. Student Activities brings dynamic programming, experiential learning, and leadership to students of the University of New Mexico. SAC oversees many of the most active students on campus and helps to sustain a vibrant campus community through programming. Click HERE to learn more about SAC's staff and programs. 

Administrative Support Staff

Shelley Simms - Supervisor of Admin Support
Shelley is our Supervisor of Admin Support. In 1995 she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico, and in 2000 received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Georgia. Since then, Shelley has returned to Albuquerque and has been working in the UNM community for almost fifteen years. She began at Continuing Education, then the Johnson Gallery, and most recently at the Maxwell Museum. Shelley provides knowledge and experience for students and staff in helping them navigate the UNM system. She loves the outdoors, walking her dog, camping, and creative projects. 

Lisa Lindquist - Director, LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center and Coordinator, Office of Parent and Family Programs
Lisa is an alumna of the University of New Mexico and currently works as the Director of the LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center in the Dean of Students Office. In that capacity, her primary functions include student advocacy/student support, confidential advocate for the Title IX issues, and coordination of the Office of Parent & Families including the coordinator of the Family Connection Orientation Program. Lisa has served on many campus committees and task forces to address issues regarding Title IX, campus climate, suicide prevention, student behavior, student retention, and first-year experience. 

Cole Carvour - Training & Development Specialist, LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center
Cole has been with the University of New Mexico since September 2016 when he joined the LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center team under the Dean of Students. He primarily creates and facilitates trainings on topics like Consent, Sexual Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Bystander Intervention, and Hazing to students and student organizations. He also coordinates the LoboRESPECT Peer Educator program and provides advocacy to students experiencing various difficulties, especially related to Title IX. Cole came to the University of New Mexico from the Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico where he served as a victim advocate and volunteer program manager. 

Sophie Shemas- Program Coordinator/Trainer, LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center

Sophie was born and raised in Dublin, Ohio. She received her B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Cincinnati, where she spent her time participating in gender equity student organizations and student government, helping expand student resources on campus, and working for the university’s honors program. She then moved to Albuquerque in 2016 to work for a local conservation non-profit and, in the process, fell in love with the beauty of New Mexico. She’s excited to be at UNM helping students navigate and make the most of their college experience. In her free time, Sophie enjoys hiking and exploring our great state, karaoke battles, reading as much as she can, and seeing local art and theatre.  

Nash Jones - Program Coordinator/Trainer, LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center

Nash was born and raised in Albuquerque but spent the last decade away living and working in Portland, OR and Oakland, CA. They graduated with departmental honors from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR, with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology. They worked for several years as a community educator, direct service provider, and student development professional in Portland with a focus on LGBTQ equity and justice; Nash coordinated the Queer Resource Center at Portland Community College and the Community Education Project at SMYRC, Portland’s LGBTQ youth resource center. Most recently, Nash worked in San Francisco as a Senior Associate for a strategic communication firm with a focus on Public Health, and as a Learning and Development Specialist with a focus on mental health and peer recovery. They’re excited to be at UNM, in their hometown, contributing their skills and passions to the mission of the LoboRESPECT Advocacy Center and the Office of the Dean of Students. Outside of work, Nash enjoys storytelling, improv, and spending time with their partner and rambunctious dog.

Student Rights & Responsibilities 

Kelly Davis - Student Conduct Officer, Student Rights & Responsibilities 

Kelly is the Student Conduct Officer for the Office of Rights and Responsibilities and works with students and visitors who may have violated University conduct codes or policies. 

Lydia Wolberg - CARE Program Specialist, Student Rights & Responsibilities 

Lydia has been with the Dean of Students office since 2015.  She is currently the BARC/CARE program specialist for the Dean of Students Office and works with campus members who report a student may be in distress or whose behavior is disruptive to themselves or the environment.

Student Staff


Aitana Marquez                            Grace Wood                               

Student Support Specialist           Student Support Specialist                

Shelby Bradford                          Graeme Nichol

Student Support Specialist           Student Support Specialist