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Presidential Search Committee narrows field of candidates

New Mexico State University's Presidential Search Committee has narrowed the field of presidential candidates to eight and plans to conduct off-campus interviews with those candidates at the end of January, Board of Regents President Laura Conniff said today (Wednesday, Jan. 7).

ocess has been going very smoothly and we have some excellent candidates," she said following a meeting of the search committee.

"We expect the Board of Regents will announce five finalists by the end of February," said Conniff, who is chairing the 17-member search committee. "If we can keep to that timetable, on-campus interviews would be scheduled in the early part of March and hopefully we would have a decision by the end of March."

She said the committee has received about 55 applications for the presidency.