Robert G. Frank

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Robert Frank
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Official Portrait
University of New Mexico
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Assumed office
June 1, 2012
Preceded by David J. Schmidly
Personal details
Residence President's House
Alma mater University of New Mexico
Salary $355,000[1]

Robert G. Frank (born 1952) is the 21st President of the University of New Mexico. He was named to that position on June 1, 2012.

Personal and early Life[edit]

Frank graduated from Mayfield High School in Las Cruces, New Mexico and received three degrees from UNM. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in 1974 and an M.A. in 1977, both in Psychology. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1979. He is the first UNM President to hold three degrees from the University.[2] He and his wife Janet have two children, Daniel, 26, and Brian, 23.


Frank served as the Provost and Senior Vice President at Kent State University in Ohio, and was selected on January 4, 2012 as the next and 21st President of the University of New Mexico. His selection was by unanimous vote of the university's Board of Regents. He was officially inaugurated as the President on November 18, 2012.

Before his tenure at Kent State University, he was the Dean of the College of Public Health and Health Professions in the University of Florida. He holds bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in Psychology from the University of New Mexico.