LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State University Board of Regents is expected to name a new interim president.
Regents are scheduled to meet Wednesday morning during a closed executive session and will then hold a special meeting where they could announce a selection.
The move comes after NMSU President Barbara Couture abruptly stepped down last week following a mysteriously administrative leave.
The state Board of Regents accepted Couture’s resignation in what board Chairman Mike Cheney described as a mutually agreeable separation.
Regents didn’t provide any specific reasons for Couture’s resignation, but said she has accepted a position as senior adviser for the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.