Former Hispano Chamber of Commerce CEO appointed to UNM Board of Regents

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico has a new board regent Thursday morning.

According to the Albuquerque Journal, former CEO of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, Alex Romero, says Gov. Susana Martinez appointed him to serve on the university’s governing board.

After Jack Fortner submitted his letter of resignation Tuesday after serving 18 years on the Board of Regents.

Romero is considered a “recess appointee,” which means he can serve with full privileges for now but has not received Senate confirmation. 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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