January 2, 2018
He was a beloved husband, father, and esteemed professor. Mario was a lifelong educator. He held a Ph.D. and Master's Degree in Political Science and Public Policy from the University of Notre Dame and a B.A. from Harvard College. Mario was a Regents' professor of Public Administration at the University of New Mexico, where he worked since 1993. Mario had recently received the honor of being elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration for sustained and outstanding contribution to the field of public administration through public service and scholarship.