Michelle Lujan Grisham, the new governor of the state of New Mexico, has appointed William Scott Carreathers as executive director of the state’s Office of African American Affairs. Since 2002, Carreathers has served as director of African American Student Services at the University of New Mexico. In this role, Carreathers has been primarily concerned with the retention of African American students at the university.
Earlier in his career, Carreathers was an associate dean for diversity initiatives at the University of New Mexico. He also served as a senior academic adviser. This past November and December, Carreathers co-chaired the labor committee for Governor Grisham’s transition team.
Carreathers is a graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, where he majored in health. He holds a master’s degree in education from Prairie View A&M University in Texas.