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Lizbeth Ellis is new department head for finance and business law at New Mexico State

New Mexico State University associate professor of finance Lizbeth Ellis recently was named as the new department head for finance and business law in the College of Business Administration and Economics.



New Mexico State University associate professor of finance Lizbeth Ellis was recently named as the new department head for finance and business law in the College of Business Administration and Economics. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)


Ellis will assume the position July 1.

The Las Cruces native said the department's immediate goals are to more aggressively recruit students to the finance program, develop a finance specialization in the MBA program and improve student retention rates.

Ellis said she is looking forward to working with former department head Barry Smith in developing the new Center for Insurance and Financial Services at NMSU. Smith recently stepped down as department head for finance and business law to become the first holder of the Mountain States Insurance Group Endowed Chair for the Study of Insurance and Financial Services.

Ellis received her bachelor's degree in business administration from New Mexico State and a Juris Doctor degree from Arizona State University.