Author Archives: John D. Floros

First Draft for Strategic Directions

Strategic Directions for New Mexico State University were discussed at the Board of Regents meeting on Wednesday, October 3, and Chancellor Arvizu and I provided thoughts on how we can address those strategic objectives to improve student success, elevate research and creativity, and amplify outreach and economic development. Building on the current Vision 2020 Strategic…
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Shaping the Future

As I’ve mentioned before, Chancellor Arvizu and I are working to give more autonomy to our unit leaders across the university. We’re going to push decision-making down to where the action is – where things actually get done. Those who are closest to a situation tend to be the ones most capable of finding the…
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Strategic Directions

This week, Chancellor Arvizu and I met with the Board of Regents in a public working session to discuss our emerging plan to develop near- and longer-term strategic goals for New Mexico State University. Our strongest focus is on student success, and it is incumbent on me and the Chancellor to ensure that every office…
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Organizing to Shape the Future

TO: NMSU Faculty and Staff – At last week’s forum, Chancellor Arvizu and I began a public discussion about how we view the distinction between the roles of Chancellor and President. We take seriously the tenet that both of our offices must add value to the NMSU system, and the organization unveiled last week reflects…
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Faculty and staff contributions to student success

TO: NMSU Faculty and Staff – Although the semester does not start until next Wednesday, our incoming class began moving into our residence halls today. Faculty report on Monday, Convocation is on Tuesday, and signs all over town are welcoming NMSU back into session. At New Mexico State University, we have great opportunities to further…
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Next steps for NMSU’s academic mission

TO: NMSU Faculty and Staff – The summer seems to be flying by and the semester will be starting in just a few weeks. As we approach the start of classes, now is a good time to share some news about NMSU’s academic mission. The importance of this mission to the NMSU community has been…
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A note from President Floros

TO: NMSU Faculty and Staff – I continue to be impressed with New Mexico State University. Everywhere I turn, I find excellent faculty and staff members as well as very bright and engaged students. Their optimism and positivity give me great hope for NMSU’s potential and only reinforces my commitment to this university. I wanted…
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