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Carruthers to serve as vice provost for economic development at NMSU

Garrey Carruthers, dean of New Mexico State University's College of Business Administration and Economics, has agreed to assume the coordination of university economic development efforts.



Garrey Carruthers, dean of the College of Business Administration and Economics, will serve as vice provost for economic development at NMSU. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)


Carruthers will work closely with Don Birx, interim vice provost for research, to coordinate commercialization of intellectual property.

As of Aug. 1, Carruthers has been serving as both vice provost for economic development and dean of the business college.

"Dean Carruthers' vast experience and strong ties with the business sector will help NMSU to expand its role as an engine for economic development in New Mexico," said Provost William V. Flores. "I am confident Dean Carruthers will do an excellent job as vice provost for economic development as he continues his role as dean of the College of Business Administration and Economics."

Carruthers has extensive and successful experience in business and public service. He served as president of the Cimarron Health Plan from 1993-2003, was governor of New Mexico from 1987-1990, was an assistant U.S. secretary of the interior from 1981-1984, served as special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture during 1974 and 1975, and was director of the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute at NMSU from 1976-1978.