NMSU expected to announce new president Monday
LAS CRUCES, N.M. — The New Mexico State University Board of Regents are expected to announce their new president Monday afternoon after a long and extensive search.
The search began when the university parted ways with Dr. Barbara Couture last October.
"We want someone who's got the ability to help us here at New Mexico State," said Board of Regents Chair Mike Cheney, of the attributes they looked for.
The university is looking for a long-term solution at president after having significant turnover at the position in the last 10 years.
It took a 15-member regent appointed search committee and a $90,000 search firm about four months to narrow it down to five finalists from a pool of 57 applicants.
The committee independently from the regents selected David B. Ashley, Guy Bailey, Daniel J. Howard, Elsa Murano and Garrey Carruthers.
Each of the of five candidates had on-campus interviews that included participating in open forums and meeting community members.
Cheney said it helped measure the candidate's intangibles.
"It will help us understand as regents what the community is thinking and we will get the input from them."
A meeting is scheduled Monday afternoon at 4pm to announce the new president.