Andrea Tawney - VP Education & Training
Dr. Andrea S. Tawney has worked in higher education for 13 years, after serving four years of active duty in the U.S. Air Force. She served as interim vice president of University Advancement at New Mexico State University from August 2015-December 2015 until being promoted to vice president of University Advancement and President of the NMSU Foundation on January 1, 2016. Dr. Tawney joined NMSU in 2011 and first served as the Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni in the College of Business. In 2013, she became NMSU's director of presidential donor relations and development. In 2014, she was named associate vice president for university advancement overseeing principal gifts for the university.
She earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education studies in 2011 from Texas Tech University, with a focus on the predictors of academic success for first-generation college students. She completed her master's in Education in 2006 and a B.A.S. in Justice Systems, Policy and Planning in 2005 from Northern Arizona University.