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Welcome reception scheduled for new NMSU president

A welcome reception for Michael and Jan Martin, New Mexico State University's new president and his wife, is scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 1, in the ballrooms on the third floor of Corbett Center Student Union on the main campus in Las Cruces.



Michael Martin's first day as president of New Mexico State University is July 1. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)


The NMSU Board of Regents invites faculty, staff, students and the community to join in meeting the Martins and welcoming them to Las Cruces.

Other activities scheduled for July 1, Martin's first official day as president, include:

- 8 a.m. -- Welcome ceremony featuring NMSU American Indian student dancers, Hadley Hall.
- 11 to 11:45 a.m. -- President Martin meets with the news media, New Mexico Room, third floor, Corbett Center.
- 11:45 a.m. -- Lunch with students, Aggie Underground (Student Club), first floor, Corbett Center Student Union.

Martin comes to NMSU from the University of Florida, where he was a senior vice president. He previously was a vice president at the University of Minnesota. He earned his Ph.D. in applied economics from the University of Minnesota.