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New Mexico State University to close for Reagan remembrance

New Mexico State University will close on Friday, June 11, in keeping with Gov. Bill Richardson's executive order declaring it "A Day of Remembrance of President Ronald Wilson Reagan."


will be cancelled and administrative offices will be closed. Ben Woods, NMSU's vice president for human and physical resources, said all nonessential university employees will be granted administrative leave on Friday. Non-exempt employees whose work responsibilities will not allow them to take advantage of this leave will be allowed compensatory time off at a date acceptable to the employee and supervisor, he said.

Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, died on June 5. President George W. Bush issued an executive order directing that federal offices be closed on Friday as a mark of respect.

In a news release on Tuesday, Gov. Richardson stated: "In order to permit New Mexico state employees to observe this day in an appropriate manner of their choosing, I have issued an executive order closing all nonessential state offices and granting leave to all nonessential state personnel on June 11, 2004."