NMSU seats presidential search committee

Posted at: 12/21/2012 8:54 AM
By: The Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico State University Board of Regents has seated a 15-member committee to begin a search for its next president.

Board of Regents Chair Mike Cheney said the committee includes a diverse group of university and community leaders who are all committed to a fair process.

Larry Lujan, an NMSU alumnus and president and CEO of the Manuel Lujan Agencies in Albuquerque, will chair the committee.

It's goal is to find a new president by May of next year.

Former NMSU President Barbara Couture abruptly stepped down last month following a mysterious administrative leave.

The school's executive vice president and provost Wendy Wilkins also stepped down.

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