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Ehrenfeucht is new director of Community & Regional Planning

December 1, 2015

The UNM School of Architecture and Planning has a new director of Community and Regional Planning. Renia Ehrenfeucht calls herself a “westerner” - born in Los Angeles and living in northern California, Seattle and Colorado. However, she comes to UNM by way of New Orleans where she taught at the University of New Orleans.

“New Orleans was my break from the west,” she said, adding that she arrived in New Orleans in 2006, following the destruction of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, in August and September 2005, respectively. Ehrenfeucht finished her Ph.D. in March of 2006 following her arrival in New Orleans in January of that year. “I came on as an assistant professor and was named chair in 2012,” she said.

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