New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM 87801
Hours of OperationBy Appointment Only
Carlos Rey Romero is the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Research at New Mexico Tech.
His portfolio includes serving as the deputy to the Vice President for Research, external relations, financial oversight and strategic analysis. In his position, he also serves as the Board Treasurer for the National Cave and Karst Research Institute and Board Secretary for the New Mexico Consortium. Prior to joining New Mexico Tech, he was at the University of New Mexico where he served in several positions over 12 years. AVP for Research & Compliance (2013-2016), Managing Director of the Institute of Policy, Evaluation and Applied Research (2015-2016), Director of the Center for Education Policy Research (2014-2015), AVP for Research Administration (2007-2013) and AVP for Government & Community Relations (2004-2007). Prior to joining UNM, Mr. Romero served as financial advisor and director of intergovernmental relations at the New Mexico Finance Authority (2001-2004) where he provided advice and expert testimony in the area of public finance, planning and infrastructure development to two governors, the New Mexico state legislature and local government leaders. Mr. Romero is the Board President for the Alice King Community School Foundation, has been a member of the Alice King Community School Governing Council for 8 years (serving as Board President for four years) and was Board Vice-President of the New Mexico Coalition for Charter Schools. Mr. Romero served for eight years (2008-2016) as an appointed member of the President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA) where he is a member of the Outreach Committee where he helps to inform international commerce discussions at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Mr. Romero was a visiting professor of economics at The Armand Hammer United World College in Montezuma, New Mexico; a visiting professor at New Mexico Highland University and a lecturer at Luna Community College. He focused his teaching and research in the areas of economics, ethics and physics. Mr. Romero was American Chemical Society (ACS) fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory working in the Condensed Matter and Thermal Physics Division. Mr. Romero was raised in the north central town of Española, New Mexico. He received his B.S. from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech) where he majored in Basic Sciences and Chemical Engineering, an MBA from the New Mexico Highlands University and is A.B.D in Educational Leadership from The University of New Mexico. He, his wife and their son live in Albuquerque.