LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — It appears that Daniel Howard may be in line to be the next provost at New Mexico State University.
The Las Cruces Sun-News says NMSU President Garrey Carruthers has discussed the position with Howard.
The 58-year-old Howard is a former NMSU department head and current dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver.
He spent 20 years at NMSU, including heading the biology department and as the interim associate dean for research in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Sun-News says Carruthers has asked the state Board of Regents to waive the university rule requiring a national search to fill the position, allowing him to select from the remaining pool of finalists.