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January 24-30

President Garrey Carruthers, Ph.D. Back at it: I have been on the DL (disabled list) for the past week due to some minor surgery that became a little more complex.  All is well now, and I appreciate the sentiments of those who inquired and expressed support. Legislative Appropriations: From all of your reading and my…
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January 17-23

Executive Vice President and Provost, Dr. Dan Howard Spring Semester Convocation: The most important activity of the week for me was Spring Semester Convocation.  Convocation provides the Chancellor and me with an opportunity to speak to the NMSU community and set the tone for the upcoming semester, but more importantly, it allows us to recognize…
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January 10-16

President Garrey Carruthers, Ph.D. NMSU’s Financial Health: I joined Angela Throneberry, Dan Howard and others in a discussion with evaluators from Moody’s, the financial rating service.  They visit periodically to ascertain the financial health of NMSU and to make any adjustments they deem appropriate to our bond rating.  I was very pleased to report the…
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January 3-9

President Garrey Carruthers, Ph.D. Legislative Finance Committee Budget Recommendations: The budget recommendations from the Legislative Finance Committee and the Governor’s Office (Department of Finance) are in and it appears NMSU will be doing well to remain at last year’s appropriation level or slightly above.  The Governor’s recommendations indicate an increase of .41% over this year’s…
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Activity Report December 6-19

President Garrey Carruthers, Ph.D. Happy New Year: A very Happy New Year to all.  I am hopeful this will be a banner (no pun intended) year for NMSU.  We are a “caring community transforming lives through discovery,” and I know we will continue this tradition.  Governor’s Summit: Several of NMSU’s leadership attended the December Governor’s…
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