Director at UNM resigns following 3rd DWI charge

Marc Saavedra
ABQ man arrested for 3rd DWI.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The government and community affairs director at UNM has resigned following his arrest on July 23 on DWI charges.

According to a UNM news release, Vice President of Administration David Harris advised Marc Saavedra it would be best if he resigned. As of Aug. 8, Saavedra will no longer be employed by the university.

Harris said he’s pleased Saavedra is taking responsibility for his issues. He was two other convictions for DWI in the past.

Government Relations officer Connie Beimer will work in Saavedra’s place temporarily, the release stated. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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