Author Archives: Chancellor Dan E. Arvizu

Another exciting week

I want to begin this week by thanking everyone who participated in this year’s Giving Tuesday events for NMSU. These efforts resulted in more than $2.1 million being raised to help our students and improve our programs across the NMSU system. It’s important to realize these funds make a world of difference to the success…
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Stay Safe

As New Mexico’s land-grant research university and a Hispanic-serving institution, New Mexico State University serves a multi-cultural population of faculty, staff and students. The welfare of the campus community is a top priority and a shared responsibility that works best when we are all committed to ensuring the safety of one another. We take this…
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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is an opportunity for each of us to pause, to spend time with those we care about and to give thanks for what we have. This week, it only seems fitting to give thanks to the people who work hard each day to make NMSU a better university. We want to thank all of…
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Updates and reflections

Over the past week, President Floros and I have continued our efforts to advance NMSU’s strategic initiatives as we engage with important stakeholders across the region. This included a recent trip to Santa Fe to visit with lawmakers and other important players in state government. It also included visiting with the Mesilla Valley Economic Development…
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An Inspiring Week

It’s been another busy yet inspiring week in the NMSU Chancellor’s Office. I had an opportunity to visit Sandia National Labs with a team from NMSU, including Vice President for Research Luis Cifuentes, Dean Lakshmi Reddi, Assoc. Dean Jim Murphy, and Chief of Staff Lenny Martinez. We toured Sandia’s National Solar Thermal Test Facility –…
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GO Bond

Early voting in New Mexico is already underway and I would like to encourage everyone to become fully informed about General Obligation Bond D and its tremendous benefit to the New Mexico State University system and the entire state. If passed by voters, GO Bond D would provide $31.2 million to important NMSU renovation and construction…
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A Touch of Fall in the Air

It’s been an intense yet exciting week and a half for New Mexico State University. It started Oct. 3 when President Floros and I were able to outline our strategic direction and performance metrics during the Board of Regents meeting. That was followed by a Foundation Board meeting and all of our events related to…
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Safe campus

Over the past two weeks, three incidents of sexual assault against students have been reported on our campus. This message addresses those assaults and reaffirms that NMSU will not tolerate sexual assault on any of our campuses. Being a member of the Aggie Community comes with privileges but also responsibilities. All members of the Aggie Community are expected to understand that: When it comes to…
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Fortifying K-16 Education

A few months ago, I spoke at the Great Minds in STEM summit in California. I challenged those in attendance to find outside investment, including partnerships with corporations, philanthropy and government agencies, to improve education funding and methodology from kindergarten through college with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math. Earlier this week, NMSU…
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Celebrating Our Diversity

Sept. 17-23 is National Hispanic-Serving Institutions week and New Mexico State University will join other members of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities in celebrating our rich diversity during this important week. For NMSU, our diversity is one of our greatest strengths. We serve a state and a region with a large Hispanic population…
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