F. Chris Garcia: Varied Interests

Now that he is retired from the long held position of Professor of Political Science at the University of New Mexico, F. Chris Garcia now has the time needed to fully pursue and enjoy a variety of extracurricular interests, including his love and talent for music, musical theater, such outdoor activities as camping and hiking, and following his passion for sports at all levels, particularly through more active participation in bowling, golf and tennis.

F. Chris Garcia, who earned much acclaim and recognition for his commitment to academia and community throughout the course of his career, now begins a relatively new phase in his life: retirement. Having more than earned the title of UNM Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Garcia is now able to pursue the opportunity to spend more time with his family, and to further explore his interests in music, whether that be playing trumpet or guitar, or by singing as a member of choirs, choruses or perhaps even a traditional southern gospel quartet.

F. Chris Garcia has added value to the UNM and Albuquerque communities his entire life, and has been the recipient of well-earned recognition and respect for his efforts throughout his career. Though his interests in such topics as public policy, politics, education and the media show no signs of wavering anytime soon, he can now spend even more time exploring his love of the outdoors, of music and of being around family and friends.

Garcia was also the co-founder and President of Zia Research Associates, Inc. for more than 22 years. He held this post from 1973 to 1995.