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Finalists selected for NMSU executive vice president and provost

Three finalists have been selected by the 24-member search committee for the position of executive vice president and provost at New Mexico State University. The position was formerly held by William Flores.


Waded Cruzado-Salas, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at NMSU; Jeffrey Seemann, dean of the College of Environment and Life Sciences at the University of Rhode Island; and Bob Smith, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas will interview on campus for the position and meet with President Michael V. Martin.

Open forums from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stan Fulton Center are included in the interview schedules. The dates are July 31 for Cruzado-Salas, Aug. 2 for Smith and Aug. 7 for Seemann. All interested individuals - NMSU faculty, staff, students, organizations and the general public - are encouraged to attend these and the receptions that follow.

The finalists' resumes and full two-day interview schedules are posted online at www.nmsu.edu/hire. Information about the position and the search committee also can be found there.

The executive vice president and provost serves as the chief academic officer of the university and is responsible for the fiscal, programmatic and personnel functions of the academic colleges. In this capacity, the EVPP provides intellectual, academic and administrative leadership for the university's instructional and academic support functions. The EVPP reports to the president and serves as acting president when necessary.