ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico’s communications director is stepping down from her post.

The Albuquerque Journal reports ( Dianne Anderson resigned from her post Thursday as the state’s largest university’s primary spokeswoman.

Anderson says she will move to Florida where her husband has taken a new job.

A familiar face in Albuquerque, she joined UNM in 2012 following a long career in local TV news, including more than 20 years total at KOAT and KRQE. She has lived in Albuquerque since 1989, but she said her children have both recently graduated moved out of state.

Billy Sparks, executive director of communications and marketing for UNM’s Health Sciences Center, confirmed this week he may soon retire.

Information from: Albuquerque Journal,

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