NMSU President Close To Being Selected

May 3, 2013

New Mexico State University's next president is set to be announced next week.

The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/103TdSn ) reports regents plan tentatively to reveal their pick on Monday.

Finalists include NMSU business dean and former Gov. Garrey Carruthers, former Texas Tech University president Guy Bailey, former University of Nevada, Las Vegas president David Ashley, former Texas A&M University president Elsa Murano and University of Colorado Denver Dean Daniel Howard.

Regents chair Mike Cheney says the bulk of deliberations about the candidates will happen Friday.

NMSU president Barbara Couture abruptly stepped down last year following a mysterious administrative leave and less than three years in the job. The school's executive vice president and provost Wendy Wilkins also stepped down.