KUNM

Garnett Stokes

Melorie Begay/KUNM

Garnett Stokes is the University of New Mexico’s new president. She took some time out of her first day in office Thursday to shake hands and meet people on campus.

PerryPlanet / Wikimedia Commons, public domain license`

The University of New Mexico’s Board of Regents announced Thursday, Nov. 2, the University’s first female president in its 128-year history. Groups around campus said they want to work with her to improve student success.