Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed former state Rep. Conrad James to the University of New Mexico Board of Regents.
In a news release, the governor said James, “is an outstanding public servant and has demonstrated a valuable knowledge of the University of New Mexico and the Albuquerque community. I am confident that he will help to guide the university to new levels of success.”
James, a Republican, represented District 24 in Albuquerque, but was defeated for re-election last year by Democrat Linda Thomson.
According to Martinez's news release, James has worked as a research engineer at Sandia National Laboratories since 2002. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and received his master’s degree and Ph.D. in applied and engineering physics from Cornell University.
James will replace Don Chalmers, who recently resigned from the Board of Regents.