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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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Activity Report for Week of February 11 – February 17

On Wednesday, I attended the Economic Development Summit hosted by the City of Las Cruces. We talked about issues ranging from workforce development to supply chains and how to develop businesses that can support the rapid industrial growth around Santa Teresa.  There was a lot of good will in the room and a great willingness…
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Activity Report for Week of February 4 – February 10

Early Monday morning, the Chancellor and I met with Faculty Senate Chair Chris Brown and Faculty Senate Vice Chair Rolfe Sassenfeld to discuss the composition of Team 6, the Transforming NMSU Team that will examine the administrative structure of our academic departments. We agreed that faculty members will be in the majority on the committee…
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Activity Report for Week of January 28 – February 3

I spent the weekend and Monday in Santa Fe participating in Las Cruces Day activities. It provided me with opportunities to speak with multiple legislators about legislation important to New Mexico State University and to attend the House Labor and Economic Development Committee meeting on Monday. I spent all day Tuesday at a retreat with…
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Activity Report for Week of January 21 – January 27

At the Academic Deans meeting on Tuesday we discussed enrollment numbers for the spring and application numbers for the fall of 2017. Retention of first year students has improved over last year, but not by as much as we had hoped.  The Assurance Report that is being prepared for our Higher Learning Commission team visit…
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Activity Report for Week of January 14 – January 20

The first week of classes began with Convocation, one of my favorite events of the year. At convocation, we reconnect with friends and colleagues, we meet new members of our Aggie community, and we celebrate the good work that takes place at NMSU every day. Honorees at this semester’s convocation represent many varied segments of…
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Activity Report for Week of January 3 – January 13

At the Administrative Council meeting on January 10, I presented an overview of our Higher Learning Commission accreditation, and the importance of being present during the team visit on November 13, 14, and 15. During the presentation, I went over the five criteria that must be met by NMSU, assumed practices, and federal compliance. One…
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Activity Report for Week of November 26 – December 12

I spent most of the week out of the country attending my daughter’s wedding. A wonderful time was had by all, most especially and most importantly, the bride and groom. I returned to Las Cruces in time for the Regents Meeting on Friday, December 9. At the meeting I provided an overview of NMSU’s accreditation…
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