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Farewell reception Monday for Jay and Susie Gogue;

The Board of Regents will hold a farewell reception for President and Mrs. Jay Gogue on Monday, Aug. 11, which is Dr. Gogue's last day on the job as president of New Mexico State University.

The reception will be in the Corbett Center Student Union Ballrooms from 4 to 6 p.m., with a program scheduled for 5 p.m.

Provost William Flores becomes interim president effective Tuesday, Aug. 12. He will also retain the responsibilities of provost.

The Board of Regents voted unanimously at its July 29 meeting to appoint Provost Flores to serve as interim president while a search is conducted for a permanent successor to President Gogue, who accepted the position of president and chancellor of the University of Houston.

The University of Houston Board of Regents on Aug. 5 confirmed Gogue's appointment and approved a three-year contract for him. He becomes UH president and chancellor on Sept. 2 upon the retirement of Arthur K. Smith.