Garnett S. Stokes Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garnett_S._Stokes

Garnett S. Stokes
23rd President of the University of New Mexico
Assumed office
March 1, 2018
Preceded byChaouki Abdallah
Personal details
Born (1955-12-20) December 20, 1955 (age 66)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
EducationCarson–Newman University (BA)
University of Georgia (MS, PhD)

Garnett Sue Stokes (born December 20, 1955) is an American academic administrator serving as the 23rd president of the University of New Mexico. She assumed office on March 1, 2018.

Early life and education[edit]

Stokes was born in Washington, D.C. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Carson–Newman University, followed by a Master of Science and PhD in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Georgia.[1]


Stokes served as a professor in the psychology department at the University of Georgia from 1985 until 2011, rising from assistant professor to professor. She chaired the department of psychology from 1999 to 2004. She served as dean of Franklin College of Arts and Sciences from 2004 until 2011.[2]

Stokes served as the provost for Florida State University from August 2011 to January 2015.[3] From February to November 2014, she served as the university's interim president.[4]

Stokes served as the provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Missouri from February 2015 to January 2018.[5] She briefly served as interim chancellor in 2015.

Stokes was named the 23rd president of University of New Mexico on November 2, 2017, making her the first female president of the university.[6]


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  3. ^ "Longtime educator Garnett Stokes named new university provost - Florida State University News". News.fsu.edu. May 24, 2011. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  4. ^ "Garnett Stokes Named Interim FSU President | WFSU". News.wfsu.org. February 17, 2014. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  5. ^ "Garnett S. Stokes, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs // Office of the Provost // University of Missouri". Provost.missouri.edu. Retrieved May 6, 2017.
  6. ^ "Garnett S. Stokes appointed president of The University of New Mexico". UNM Newsroom. Retrieved March 2, 2018.