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NMSU president-designate honored by University of Minnesota

Michael V. Martin, president-designate of New Mexico State University, has been selected as the 2003-04 outstanding alumnus of the University of Minnesota Department of Applied Economics.

Martin will receive the Outstanding Alumni Award in a ceremony at the university on April 23. The presentation will be followed by an address by Martin titled "A Few Observations About the Economics of University Administration."

Martin received his Ph.D. in applied economics from the University of Minnesota in 1977. After serving on the faculty at Oregon State University from 1977 to 1992, he returned to the University of Minnesota as associate dean for research in the College of Agriculture and assistant director of the Agricultural Experiment Station.

In 1995 he became dean of the College of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences and director of the Agricultural Experiment Station. "During this period he was noted for his application of economic and business concepts to administration of the college and the experiment station," according to an announcement of the Outstanding Alumni Award by the Department of Applied Economics.

Martin joined the University of Florida as vice president for agriculture and natural resources in 1998 and currently serves as a senior vice president at Florida. He will become president of New Mexico State University on July 1.