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Sponsored Research for Student Success

New Mexico State University focuses on the success of its students and their pathways through their college journey. We have received multiple grants from APLU, NSF and others. Below are ongoing grants for research and fostering student success. 

Transforming Institutions to Increase Student Success 


March 2021 — July 2022

Grant provided by APLU's Powered by Publics initiative and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

NMSU and other institutions will engage in an in-depth institutional needs assessment, share student success data, and receive targeted professional development and technical assistance based on needs in advising, college readiness policy and practice, and digital learning. 

Project Leads: 

David Smith, Associate Provost for Curriculum and Assessment

Patrick Turner, Director of First Year Initiatives

Read the News Release

This is a great opportunity for NMSU to collaborate and engage in robust work alongside other selected institutions to redefine the student experience, foster inclusive behavior and reimagine what is meant by student centerdness

-Patrick Turner, Director of First Year Initiatives