Dr. Daniel Howard has been New Mexico State University’s Executive Vice President and Provost since August of 2013. He is the chief academic officer of NMSU, and the Provost’s office is dedicated to all aspects of instruction, student success, research, extension education, and public service.
As the Provost, Dr. Howard directs efforts critical to the strategic interests of NMSU and its land grant mission. The academic success of NMSU students continues to be a top priority, and the Office of the Provost supports their success through efforts such as Student Success Navigators, Discovery Days, and the Aggie Pathway to the Baccalaureate.
Dr. Howard started his career at NMSU as an Assistant Professor of Biology in 1988. A distinguished member of the faculty, he earned recognition as a Regents Professor and served as Head of the Department of Biology. Under his leadership, the Biology Department’s home in Foster Hall was renovated and expanded, and the department secured the first Howard Hughes Medical Institute Improvement of Undergraduate Science Education grant at NMSU. Before becoming Provost, Dr. Howard spent five years at the University of Colorado Denver as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.