Category Archives: Memos

March Madness

New Mexico’s legislative session will come to a close this weekend. While there is still a lot of activity in Santa Fe, I can report on a few items. Among these is Senate Bill 280, which is on its way to the Governor for signature. It includes more than $30 million in NMSU-related capital outlay…
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Beginning the Semester

It’s been another busy week at NMSU. Congratulations to everyone who was recognized during our Spring Convocation ceremony on Tuesday. We are fortunate to have such wonderful faculty and staff members at NMSU. Thank you for everything you do for our students and for the communities we serve. As I’ve mentioned before, we are setting…
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2019 Legislative Session

The 2019 session of the New Mexico legislature will begin on January 15 and end March 16, 2019.  During the legislative session several of you may be called upon to review and comment on legislation and/or testify before a legislative committee.  New Mexico State University’s Office of Government Relations (OGR) is tasked with being NMSU’s…
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Welcome Back!

Students, staff and faculty, welcome back! Momentum is picking up for the new semester! Faculty reported back this week, students move back into residence halls Sunday, Convocation is Tuesday, and classes start Wednesday. Throughout the break, Aggie Athletes have been playing on the road and at home, culminating in last night’s last-minute thrilling win for our Men’s Basketball team over Grand…
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Fall 2018 Commencement

This week, about 1,250 of our students completed their degree requirements, and most of them will attend Commencement tomorrow along with family, friends, supporters, and other loved ones. This is an important milestone. The Commencement ceremony marks the conclusion of a degree program, but the word “Commencement” denotes a beginning. If we had a commemorative…
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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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Our promise: We stand with you

Before New Mexico State University existed, Tortugas Mountain – also known as A Mountain – was a sacred place for the people of the Tortugas Pueblo. At yesterday’s Inauguration of Chancellor Arvizu and myself, Patrick Navaez, Cacique of Tortugas Pueblo, affirmed the long-standing foundation of friendship, mutual respect and assistance between the Pueblo and NMSU…
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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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