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NMSU names acting director of Black Programs

Sam Bone, Jr., the former supervisor electronic engineer for the Department of Defense at White Sands Missile Range, has agreed to serve as acting director of New Mexico State University's Black Programs, effective Sept. 6.

Sam Bone, Jr. is the acting director of Black Programs at New Mexico State University. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

Troy Franklin, the former director of Black Programs, has been appointed to assistant athletic director for student development.

"I am happy to be able to join the staff at NMSU," Bone said. "If I am able to fill a void, I am happy to do so."

NMSU Vice President for Student Services Gladys De Necochea considers Bone a valued resource to NMSU campus community. "We are fortunate that he has agreed to assume this critical role within Black Programs," she said.

Bone received the NMSU Racial Harmony Award for his ongoing efforts to enhance diversity across communities. He retired from WSMR to serve as the executive director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. State Commission in Albuquerque, and hosted various anti-violence workshops and conference symposia to address the specific issues faced by youth.

Bone's office is located in Garcia Annex, room 135, and he can be reached at (505) 646-4208.