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Finalists chosen for New Mexico State University vice provost for international & U.S.-Mexico border programs

Four finalists have been selected to interview for the position of vice provost for international and U.S.- Mexico border programs at New Mexico State University.

The finalists are: Everett Egginton, director of the International Center at the University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky.; Berta Gonzalez, interim director of international programs at California State University, Fresno, Calif.; David E. Hansen, executive director of the MidAmerica International Agricultural Consortium at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa; Mathilda Esformes Harris, director the office of international studies at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla.

The candidates will visit the New Mexico State campus in July and August for interviews and forums with faculty. The forums will be: Gonzalez, 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, in the Corbett Center Senate Chambers; Hansen, 3:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, in Corbett Center, Room 218; Egginton, 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, in Guthrie Hall, Room 100; and Harris, 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in Corbett Center, Room 218.

New Mexico State's vice provost for international and U.S.- Mexico border programs works with deans, faculty, staff and research institutes to provide universitywide coordination of international programs, including exchanges, joint academic and research initiatives and U.S.- Mexico and Latin American activities. He or she will pursue new opportunities to develop international programs while expanding the university's focus on the U.S.- Mexico border region.

Egginton earned a doctorate in education and Latin American studies from Syracuse University in 1974. Besides serving as director of the International Center at the University of Louisville, he is director of that university's Center for Latin American Education. Prior to his current positions, he chaired the educational foundations department at the University of Louisville.

Gonzalez earned a doctorate in education from the University of the Pacific, Stockton, Calif., in 1979. Besides serving as interim director of international programs at CSU-Fresno, she is an associate dean of the university's school of education and human development and has served as CSU's resident director of international programs in Mexico.

Hansen received his doctorate in economics from Iowa State University in 1971. He is an adjunct professor of economics at Iowa State and, prior to his current position, served as chief of party and campus coordinator for several U.S. Agency for International Development programs in Latin America.

Harris received her doctorate in higher education administration from George Washington University in 1988. Prior to her current position, she was director of the Center for International Development in Arlington, Va., a private, grant-funded organization that deals with development efforts.

Jack King
July 9, 2002