NMSU may use search firm in new president quest

December 10, 2012 • State News

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University may use a search firm to hire the next school president.

The board of regents chairman Mike Cheney told the Las Cruces Sun-News ( [auth] that the board has put out a request and received proposals from firms interested in taking on the search but may not use them.

The board aims to make a decision on whether to use a firm by Jan. 1.

Cheney says the interview process would likely run through the first half of the semester, in hopes of announcing a president by spring graduation.

Former NMSU President Barbara Couture abruptly stepped down last month following a mysteriously administrative leave. The school’s executive vice president and provost Wendy Wilkins also stepped down.

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