POSTED: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 9:55pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 9:57pm
LAS CRUCES - NMSU President Barbara Couture remains on an unexpected leave of absence.
University communications spokeswoman Minerva Baumann confirmed Couture is on leave and speculation is growing as to the reasons why.
An email sent out to staff says regents plan to meet Monday in a special session to address personnel and legal matters. The meeting will be closed from 1pm to 3pm in the afternoon followed by an open session for an hour afterwards.
Per NMSU policy Executive Vice President Wendy Wilkins will assume administrative responsibilities in the president's absence.