We welcome back Jay Jordan as Interim Executive Vice President and Provost. Dr. Jordan’s background includes considerable expertise in engineering and administration as well as extensive experience as a faculty member at New Mexico State. He earned his bachelor’s, masters and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering at NMSU. His career has spanned both industry and higher education. His administrative experience includes Department Head for Electrical Engineering, Dean of the College of Engineering, Director of the Physical Science Laboratory, & Associate Vice President for Research, Graduate Studies, and International Programs.
As the Executive Vice President and Provost, Dr. Jordan is responsible for the core mission of the university, including serving the educational needs of New Mexico’s diverse population through comprehensive programs of education, research, extension education, and public service, as that mission relates to academic programs and services. This includes oversight of all academic programming and faculty and staff personnel matters in academic affairs, as well as a number of executive administrative duties, including the University’s strategic planning initiatives, as designated by the President. The Provost serves as the executive officer in the President’s absence.