Category Archives: Activity Report

Activity Report for Week of May 6 – May 14

On Monday, May 8, Team 6 met to learn about the College of Health and Social Services from Dean Donna Wagner and about the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences from Dean Rolando Flores.  During the course of the meeting, the committee agreed to continue meeting over the summer. On Tuesday, the Administrative Council…
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Activity Report for Week of April 29 – May 5

On Saturday, April 29, I had the pleasure of hosting a dinner for the first group of Osteopathic Medicine Pathway Students at NMSU. This is a group of first-year students who have been assured of admission to the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, as long as they maintain a prescribed GPA, and participate fully in…
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Activity Report for Week of April 22 – April 28

I spent Wednesday in Salt Lake City, attending an Executive Committee meeting of the Western Academic Leadership Forum. At the meeting, we discussed the challenges facing higher education and the importance of taking better control of the messaging surrounding higher education.  It is especially important to help the general public understand the value of higher…
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Activity Report for Week of April 15 – April 21

On Wednesday, I spoke at the Academy for Learning in Retirement Reception held at the Fulton Center. My talk centered on funding for higher education in the state of New Mexico and the impact of the governor’s veto of the budget for higher education on the state’s colleges and universities.  I then discussed the development…
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Activity Report for Week of April 8 – April 14

The week began with fundraising training for deans and department heads. I provided a welcome, noting that our alumni are increasingly interested in supporting programs rather than bricks and mortar.  Deans and department heads play a critical role in fundraising, helping donors peek under the hood of the university and providing them with insight into…
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Activity Report for Week of April 1 – April 7

At the Regents meeting on Monday, April 3, the Regents voted to postpone voting on a tuition increase, hoping that the next several weeks would lead to greater clarity regarding the state budget for higher education. In my report to the Regents, I focused on centralized advising, noting that leadership is in place and Garcia…
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Activity Report for Week of March 25 – March 31

On Monday, I met with the search committee for the Vice President for Research. In giving the charge to the committee, I emphasized the importance of hiring someone with the credentials necessary to have credibility with our faculty; experience in dealing with funding agencies; and a vision for how to help NMSU grow its research…
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Activity Report for Week of March 4 – March 10

At the Board of Regents Meeting on Monday, March 6, I reported on the marketing budget for NMSU and current application and admissions data. The good news with regard to our marketing efforts is that applications and admissions have increased over last year, particularly in El Paso and Arizona.  An area where we are running…
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Activity Report for Week of February 25 – March 3

I spent all day Monday and part of Tuesday with the members of the Search Committee for Senior Vice President of Administration and Finance. We interviewed via Skype 10 candidates with the goal of identifying 3-5 to bring to campus for face-to-face interviews with the Chancellor and other members of the NMSU community. A major…
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Activity Report for Week of February 18 – February 24

On Monday, I had the honor of welcoming National Merit Finalists and National Hispanic Scholars (and their families) to NMSU. Dean Miriam Chaiken and the Honors College brought the students to campus as part of our Conroy Scholars recruiting effort.  This is the third recruitment class and the size of the cohort grows every year. …
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