On Monday, I met with incoming Regent Chris Saucedo. We had a good conversation about the challenges and opportunities NMSU will encounter in the coming years. Regent Saucedo is a graduate of NMSU who values the education he received here and is committed to the mission of NMSU. Much of our conversation focused on the various student success initiatives underway at NMSU and the steps we are taking to revitalize NMSU’s research efforts.
On Tuesday, I met with Dr. Luis Cifuentes, one of the candidates for the position of Vice President for Research at NMSU. Dr. Cifuentes is the Vice President for Research, Commercialization and Outreach at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.
On Friday, I met with Dr. Luis Vazquez, another candidate for the position of Vice President for Research at NMSU. Dr. Vazquez is currently the Interim Vice President for Research at NMSU and a Regents Professor in the College of Education.