Shannon began employment at UNM in 2003 as an intern with the General Accounting Department, and was promoted to a Student Technical Specialist in 2007. In 2008 Shannon was offered a staff position in the Unrestricted Accounting Department as an Administrative Assistant. By 2010, Shannon was promoted to Grants Coordinator in the Office of Sponsored Projects where she learned to review and submit proposals, interpret funding agency policies, and process awards for funding. One year later Shannon was promoted to Contract and Grant Administrator where she became an expert proposal reviewer and contract negotiator. She was also an authorized institutional official for proposal submissions on behalf of the University. Shannon earned both her Bachelor’s of Business Administration and MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico.
Shannon Carr is a Researcher Scientist 1/Policy Analyst at The University of Mexico Center for Education Policy Research (UNM CEPR). She focuses the majority of her efforts on two large projects funded by the U. S. Department of Labor. In this capacity, she is a program evaluator of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training projects in New Mexico. Both evaluations assess the implementation of proposed training initiatives, collect and analyze program outcomes, and measure the impact of these programs on student attainment, employment and wage‐related earnings.