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John Perovich

JACK L. FORTNER
UNM Representative


Jack L. Fortner is an attorney in Farmington, New Mexico and the Senior Partner in the Firm of Fortner & Curnutt, LLC. Fortner grew up in Farmington, New Mexico and graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1978 and obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree. He then obtained his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Michigan in 1981. Regent Fortner was re-appointed to the Board of Regents by Governor Susanna Martinez in 2010. Regent Fortner was first appointed in 1998 by Governor Gary Johnson to a six year term to the UNM Board of Regents for a term of 1998 to 2004. In 2004, Governor Bill Richardson re-appointed Regent Fortner to the Board of Regents for a term of 2004 to 2010. Regent Fortner’s current term runs from 2010 to 2016. Regent Fortner is the only person in New Mexico to ever be appointed to three consecutive terms, and by three Governors to terms on the Board of Regents for UNM. Jack Fortner served as President of the Board in 2005, and has also served as President for the year 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014 and was recently elected again to serve as President of the Board from 2014-2015.

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