Anne Hubbell, professor of communication studies at New Mexico State University, has been named associate dean of NMSU’s William Conroy Honors College.
Honors College Dean Phame Camarena said that in addition to providing support for the administration of the Honors College, Hubbell will be taking a leadership role in assessing and enhancing the honors curriculum to better promote student success while meeting the needs of the faculty and academic departments.
“I have a great deal of respect for Dr. Hubbell’s record of administrative experience and faculty leadership,” Camarena said. “She has been intimately involved in Honors College activities for many years and possesses both an extensive knowledge of all things NMSU and a skill set that will help her hit the ground running this spring.”
Like all of the faculty and staff of the Honors College, Hubbell is student centered and deeply committed to helping NMSU students to aim higher and achieve both in and out of the classroom, Camarena said.
“This commitment extends especially to those students who might not otherwise appreciate their academic potential and what honors experiences can do to help transform their college experience and their lives,” he said.
Hubbell called her new role as associate dean of the Honors College a “dream come true for me.”
“In a meeting with Dean Camarena, he spoke about how a professor can make a difference in a student’s life; that students sometimes need professors to see them and see their potential,” Hubbell said. “The Honors College at NMSU is one of the places I have truly loved working over the years because the deans, faculty and staff with whom I have worked are student focused. They make decisions thinking about how decisions impact students and always put them first.”
Hubbell said that in her work as a faculty member, including in her current research on how invisible disabilities like mental health diagnoses impact college students, she thinks about how she can best help students realize their potential.
“I think about how I can be that person who sees my students, sees their potential and helps them reach that potential. I share Dean Camarena’s vision for the college and look forward to working with him, the Honors College team, our colleagues on campus and our students,” Hubbell said.