Senior Executive Officer - Finance & Administration

MSC09 5300
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Health Sciences & Services Building, 3rd Floor
2500 Marble NE

Phone: (505) 272-5849

Senior Executive Officer for Finance & Administration

Ava J. Lovell, CPA

Ava LovellAva Lovell is a CPA with 30 years of financial management experience including work for a national auditing firm and several Fortune 500 companies. She came to UNM in October of 1994 and gained experience in the offices of Research Accounting, Property Accounting, Accounts Payable, Financial Reporting and Financial Systems. Later she served as Associate University Controller, Project Director for Banner Finance and Associate Vice President for Financial Services at the UNM Health Sciences Center.

In October 2007, she accepted the position of Vice President and University Controller over both Main Campus Financial Services and UNM Health Sciences Center’s Financial Services and beginning July 1, 2012 she started her present position as Senior Executive Officer for Finance & Administration. Ms. Lovell’s current responsibilities include fiscal and administrative oversight for the HSC including academic and health system enterprises.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Northern Arizona University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New Mexico. Ava has also taught Basic Fund Accounting for Colleges and Universities through NACUBO, the National Association of College and University Business Officers.