Samuel Dosumu was appointed chancellor of the Valencia County branch campus of the University of New Mexico in Los Lunas. He will assume his new duties on August 1.
The two-year campus enrolls just over 1,400 students according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up just one percent of the student body.
“I’m excited to be selected as the next Chancellor of UNM-Valencia Campus. After learning a lot about the community, the campus, and the important role the campus plays in the economic, and social profile of the county, I know it is the place for me to be,” said Dr. Dosumu.
Dr. Dosumu has spent much of his 30-year career serving community colleges in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, North Carolina, and New Mexico in a variety of positions. Most recently, he was executive dean at Pueblo Community College Southwest in Mancos, Colorado. Earlier, he was the associate vice chancellor for academic affairs at Maricopa County Community College District in Tempe, Arizona, a position he held for six years.
Dr. Dosumu is a graduate of Xavier University in New Orleans, where he majored in mathematics and computer science. He holds an MBA from Regis University in Denver and a Ph.D. in educational leadership and administration from the University of Colorado Denver.