NMSU vice president/provost steps down; replacement named

Posted at: 11/07/2012 7:39 AM
Updated at: 11/07/2012 11:04 AM
By: The Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - The upheaval in the New Mexico State University administration continues.

Executive vice president and provost Wendy Wilkins told the Albuquerque Journal  Tuesday that she is resigning from her position.

Her resignation comes less than six weeks after the President Barbara Couture stepped down from her post in what the chairman of the Board of Regents described as a mutually acceptable separation.

Before accepting the position at NMSU in May 2010, Wilkins had been employed as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Texas since 2007.

Prior to that, she was dean of the College of Arts and Letters at Michigan State University for six years.
The Las Cruces Sun-News says that Tuesday that Wilkins will be replaced by Jay Jordan, a former NMSU administrator.

Jordan previously served as interim provost and executive vice president.

Officials say Wilkins, who started at the university in July 2010, will remain on annual leave at NMSU until Jan. 1, when she'll retire.
Wilkins was hired by former NMSU president Barbara Couture, who parted ways herself with the school in late September.
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