ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The University of New Mexico president has filled the school's position of chief legal counsel.

Loretta Martinez has been appointed to fill the position starting Oct. 1. She'll start at UNM after serving as general counsel and vice chancellor for legal affairs at City University of New York. A graduate of Harvard Law School, she also has served as legal counsel at Metropolitan State University in Denver.

Her annual salary at UNM is $265,000.

Her appointment was announced Monday by UNM President Garnett Stokes.

She said in a statement Monday that working at UNM has long been on her "radar."