External Relations

CEET is a Level 2 center, and is housed within the School of Engineering, on par with the various Departments from an administrative point of view, but with a more research-focused mission. The Center Director therefore reports to the School of Engineering Dean and Associate Dean for Research. Center-School interactions occur primarily through monthly 'Research Council' meetings between the Deans and Center Directors, in which relevant issues to do with SOE and Research Center operations are discussed. Ad hoc meetings between the Center Director and the Deans are also held occasionally. The Center Director is also a member of the Council for Strategic Research Initiatives (CSRI). A joint initiative of the President, Provost, and Vice President for Research, the CSRI was established within the Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development in August 2012. Monthly meetings of this group are useful for placing the Center in line with the UNM research agenda, and for providing input from the Center's activities to inform the UNM research agenda. Finally, one to one meetings with the President, Provost and Vice President for Research are held as needed for specific initiatives of common interest.