UNM-LA Welcomes New SBDC Director


Photo by Nancy Coombs: Monther Jubran on the UNM-LA campus.


The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) is pleased to announce that Monther Jubran will serve as the new director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Jubran, who has been teaching Accounting and Tax at UNM-Los Alamos, has extensive experience in academia, public accounting and private industry. 

“My priorities are to help entrepreneurs start up new businesses in the area, to build business relationships in the community and to meet existing clients of the Los Alamos SBDC.”

Jubran continued, “Working in public accounting, consultancy and private industry, I was instrumental in streamlining operations, developing efficiency metrics and implementing business best practices.”

As Vice President of Finance, Administration and Coaching for a seed investment company, Jubran helped start-ups accelerate growth, develop their marketing strategies and monetize on their business models. 

The SBDC at UNM-LA is part of the New Mexico SBDC network, which is a nationally accredited association providing statewide business resources. It is the state’s largest small business assistance program offering no-cost consulting, low-cost training and market research for businesses at all stages of business development. 

Typical areas of assistance include business start-up and registration, business planning development, customer service, marketing, business funding, incorporation, proposal preparation, human capital planning, business computing, record keeping, regulatory issues, quality management, productivity enhancement and trade name searches.

Jubran is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Masters in Accounting and Taxation from the University of Memphis. 

UNM-LA Chancellor Dr. Cynthia Rooney noted, “We are pleased to bring Monther on board. His experience will be a great asset to both existing businesses and potential new businesses in our community.”

Located in the lower level of building 7 on the UNM-LA campus, the SBDC is generally open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. For further information, call 505-662-0337.

UNM-Los Alamos is an innovative, rigorous, and affordable comprehensive branch community college that provides foundations for transfer, leading-edge career programs, and lifelong learning opportunities. More information about UNM-LA is available at losalamos.unm.edu.