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Provost finalists' names submitted to university president

The names of three finalists for the position of provost at New Mexico State University have been submitted to President Jay Gogue, according to search committee chairman E. Rene Casillas, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.


s said the names of William V. Flores, Richard L. Andrews and Elizabeth S. Grobsmith have been forwarded to the president. A fourth candidate, Raymond T. Garza of the University of Texas at San Antonio, has withdrawn his candidacy, Casillas said. All four finalists were on campus recently for day-long interviews with a wide variety of campus groups.

The president has indicated he plans to invite at least one finalist for a follow-up interview later this month. He said he hopes to name a provost in early June.

Flores is dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at California State University, Northridge. He also served as associate dean in the School of Social Sciences at California State University, Fresno. He received a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he graduated cum laude. He received his doctorate from Stanford University in social theory and public policy with an emphasis in organizational behavior.

Andrews is dean of the College of Education and director of the National Center for Basic School Research and Evaluation, University of Missouri-Columbia. He has been dean of the College of Education at the University of Wyoming. He also served as chair of the department of policy, governance and administration and director of the Institute for the Study of Educational Policy, College of Education, University of Washington. He received a bachelor of science degree in education (speech and mathematics) from Indiana State University and a Ph.D. in educational administration from Purdue University.

Grobsmith is dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and a professor in the department of anthropology at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She also served as associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and director of summer sessions at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received a bachelor of music degree from The Ohio State University and a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Arizona.

The candidates' resumes are posted on the university Web site, www.nmsu.edu/provsearch.html.