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Regents extend President Gogue's employment contract

The Board of Regents of New Mexico State University has extended the employment contract of President G. Jay Gogue by two years, through June 30, 2005, and has raised his salary for 2001-2002 by 7 percent.

been very pleased with the work done by President Gogue this year," said regent Adelmo Archuleta during the board's regular meeting Friday (July 20) in Ruidoso. He noted that all 22 goals set during last July's retreat had been addressed during the president's first year. "We appreciate how seriously you took them," Archuleta said to the president.

Regents President James C. Manatt Jr. said, "We think this president has set a great tone for this first year." He said the regents' goals to change the "management approach and culture of this institution" have been supported by the president.

The regents also expressed approval of the president's administrative reorganization presented during the meeting. The reorganization calls for the creation of a "regents' chief of staff," a working title that Gogue said may be changed. The new position will supervise EEO and ADA functions, the university general counsel, athletic compliance and internal audit services, giving those functions immediate access to the president and to the regents. Under the reorganization, the vice presidents, provost, assistant to the president, government affairs director and athletics director also will report to the president. A second new position will be an associate vice president for enrollment management, reporting to the vice president for student services, responsible for admissions, financial aid, registrar, and other functions.

In other business, the regents:

* approved the transfer of the Advanced Manufacturing Facility at 2345 E. Nevada to the Dona Ana Branch Community College;

* approved an eight-year pay-back plan by the athletics department to eliminate a budget deficit;

* approved the naming of the "Jerome and Joyce Shaw Conference Room" and the "Boeing Multimedia Room" for their significant contributions to the newly renovated Goddard Hall.

The next meeting of the board is Sept. 7, 2001, in Las Cruces.