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SPA Adjunct Faculty

J PendergastJames Pendergast

Adjunct | MHA Program Manager
MPA, Maxwell School at Syracuse University
Phone: (505) 277-3074
Email:  pend@unm.edu





James (Jim) Pendergast is an adjunct faculty member at the UNM School of Public Administration. He is also the program manager of the UNM Master in Health Administration program and the CEO of Penmar Consulting. Jim graduated from Canisius College (Buffalo, NY) and then earned his Master's in Public Administration from the prestigious Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

His experience background includes work in both public and private sectors, beginning with the personnel office for the city of Syracuse, followed by time with Sikorsky Aircraft, the city of Norwalk, and Broome County. Jim's experience spans twenty-nine years in hospital human resources and thirty-nine years in human resource positions. His first hospital experience was with Upstate Medical, followed by the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, and finally our own University of New Mexico Hospitals (UNMH) in 2002. Jim retired in 2015 as the Administrator for Human Resources after 13 years at UNMH.