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NMSU administrators get new responsibilities

New Mexico State University Provost William V. Flores has been promoted to executive vice president and provost, and other senior administrators also have taken on additional responsibilities.



William Flores has been promoted to executive vice president and provost at New Mexico State University. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)


Flores will continue in his role as academic leader and will also oversee student affairs. When President Michael Martin is unavailable, the executive vice president will be responsible for university issues that need to be addressed.

In other changes, Jim McDonough was promoted from vice president for business and finance to senior vice president for business, finance and human resources; Ben Woods, from vice president for human and physical resources to senior vice president for planning, physical resources and university relations; and Christina Chavez Kelley, from assistant to the president to senior assistant to the president.

Human resources activities are being consolidated under McDonough's leadership, in addition to his business and finance responsibilities. This will create a "one-stop" office for personnel matters and enhance the efficiency of the human resources operation.

Woods will help launch an expanded university relations effort, consolidating different aspects of communications. Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) and Institutional Research, Planning and Outcomes Assessment (IRP) also will be included in this new group.

In her expanded role, Chavez Kelley will continue to assist the president with critical issues that face the university while assuming new responsibilities in the area of diversity regulations.