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Terra Winter selected as NMSU associate vice president for development

New Mexico State University has selected Terra V. Winter of Las Cruces as its new associate vice president for development in the Office of University Advancement.

Portrait of Terra V. Winter
New Mexico State University has selected Terra V. Winter as its new associate vice president for development in the Office of University Advancement. (Courtesy photo)

Winter most recently served as assistant dean for donor development and alumni relations in NMSU?s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

?Terra has been a wonderful asset to the College of ACES during her tenure and has led tremendous growth in donor support for the college,? said NMSU President Garrey Carruthers. ?We?re delighted to have her as part of our University Advancement leadership team, where she?s tasked with the important role of transforming the lives of students through impactful philanthropy.?

Interim Vice President for University Advancement Andrea Tawney said Winter will oversee annual giving, campaign planning, planned giving, development officers and corporate and foundation giving.

?Terra brings an enthusiasm, passion and professionalism to this position that will continue to maximize our efforts in advancement,? Tawney said. ?With her on board, we?ve completed an exciting reorganization of our leadership team that will help fulfill our goals of serving our students and improving our campus and local communities.?

She joins Leslie Cervantes, who was named associate vice president for alumni engagement, participation and stewardship in August, and Tina Byford, who now serves as the chief operating officer for University Advancement and the NMSU Foundation.

Winter has more than 13 years of experience in development and earned her certified fundraising executive designation in 2007. She earned her Bachelor of Communication Studies and Master of Public Health degrees from NMSU and is currently pursuing an interdisciplinary doctorate in Management and Educational Leadership Administration.

Prior to joining the College of ACES in 2012, she served as director of development for Mesilla Valley Hospice for 10 years, concurrently serving as executive director of the Mesilla Valley Hospice Foundation for two years.

Winter said she?s thrilled to take on her new role.

?I am extremely proud and excited to be a part of the leadership team of University Advancement,? she said. ?I?m looking forward to working with our development officers and all of the wonderful teams that are focused on fundraising for this great university.?

Winter began her new role on Oct. 16.

For more information about NMSU Advancement, visit support.nmsu.edu.