NMSU branding

New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University

News Center




NMSU Board of Regents proceeds with presidential search

The Board of Regents of New Mexico State University is moving forward with a search for its next president. At a meeting of the board today, May 8, the regents announced that a search firm and committee chair have been selected to begin the process.


Greenwood/Asher and Associates Inc. has been contracted by the university to work with the search committee. Greenwood/Asher is a recognized leader in university executive searches, with a 97 percent rate of repeat business. President and CEO Jan Greenwood, who is a former university president, will serve personally as NMSU's consultant. Their organization includes partners, consultants and affiliates who collectively represent more than 53 years of total experience in global and national executive searches including an extensive university reference list and a high volume of presidential searches during the past six years.

Adelmo "Del" Archuleta of Albuquerque will chair the search committee. Archuleta is CEO of Molzen-Corbin and Associates, a nationally ranked multidiscipline engineering and architectural firm. He has a bachelor's and master's from NMSU in civil engineering and served on the NMSU Board of Regents from 1996 to 2002, including two years as president (chair) of the board. Archuleta has been named one of the "100 Power Brokers" in the State of New Mexico by New Mexico Business Weekly several times and has received the Governor's New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Award. Since 2005 he has served on the NMSU College of Engineering Dean's Advisory Committee and was honored in 2004 as a Distinguished Alumnus for the College of Engineering. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) and Presbyterian Health Care Services.

Discussion is still under way with the final member who has been invited to serve on the committee. A list of the entire committee will be released when it is complete. For additional information about the NMSU presidential search, visit http://www.nmsu.edu/presidentialsearch/index.html.