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Donna Wagner named interim dean of NMSU College of Health and Social Services

Donna L. Wagner has been named interim dean of the New Mexico State University College of Health and Social Services.

McRaven named sole finalist for UT System Chancellor

Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.  

TSTC launches center for employability outcomes

With the launch of a new initiative Monday, the Texas State Technical College System could help revolutionize how colleges align their curriculum with workforce demands and help their students match up better with employers’ needs.

Magazines name UTEP’s M.B.A. program among nation’s best

Several national magazines recently recognized The University of Texas at El Paso’s M.B.A. program in their annual “Best of the Best” Lists.

New Mexico school grades released, LCPS a mixed bag

 The report cards are in for New Mexico public schools as Governor Susana Martinez's administration has rated each sc

NMSU Regents approve changes to undergraduate admission requirements

At a regular meeting Wednesday, July 23, the New Mexico State University Board of Regents approved changes to undergraduate admissions requirements subject to the approval of an implementation plan, which will be presented to the board in Decem

Charter approval in crosshairs at SBOE meeting

After the approval of an Arizona-based charter school’s expansion into the Dallas area, the role of the state’s education chief in the charter school application process is under scrutiny.

Deadline to enroll in Texas Tuition Program quickly approaching

The deadline is July 31 for Texas families to enroll their newborns in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund® and avoid future increases in tuition and required fees at Texas public colleges and universities.

A home for children with special needs asking for supply donations

The Lee and Beulah Moor Children's Home is asking for help from the community for school aged children that are currently living there.

NMSU Board of Regents to meet July 22 and 23

The New Mexico State University Board of Regents will meet for the purpose of strategic planning at 7:30 a.m. July 22 in the Business Complex Room 108 on the Las Cruces campus.

NMSU graduate students provide speech therapy to children in Peru

Marlene Salas-Provance, department head of Special Education and Communication Disorders in New Mexico State University’s College of Education, has always dreamed of taking students abroad to provide speech therapy, and because of NMSU&rs

Cigarroa: Powers to resign effective June 2

University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa issued a statement on Wednesday announcing that UT-Austin President Bill Powers will resign effective June 2, 2015.

Ysleta ISD names new director, new principal for Hillcrest Middle

The Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) announced new administrators to its team on Tuesday morning.

Unique Doctor of Economic Development program at NMSU looks to expand its reach

A doctoral program at New Mexico State University that is unique in the nation is looking to increase its visibility and expand its pool of qualified applicants.

NMSU sustainability project receives regional and national recognition

A group of New Mexico State University researchers received regional and national recognition for a sustainability project that aims to conserve water.