Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday appointed former state representative Conrad James to the University of New Mexico Board of Regents.
“Conrad James is an outstanding public servant and has demonstrated a valuable knowledge of the University of New Mexico and the Albuquerque community,” Martinez said in a statement.
James, 38, has worked since 2002 as a research engineer at Sandia National Laboratories.
He received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and received a master’s degree and Ph.D. in applied and engineering physics from Cornell University.
James, 38, is a Republican from Albuquerque. He served one term in the House. Democrat Liz Thomson unseated him in the November election.
He will fill the vacancy on the board created by the recent resignation of Don Chalmers.