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Regents to meet July 29 at Cloudcroft, July 30 at Sunspot

The Board of Regents of New Mexico State University will hold a regular meeting at 11 a.m. Friday, July 30, at the Sunspot Astronomy and Visitors Center near Cloudcroft. The public meeting will be preceded by an executive session at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 29, at The Lodge in Cloudcroft.

Items on the proposed agenda for the regular meeting include:

-- An update on the Physical Science Laboratory.

-- Appropriation requests for research, public service and other line items for 2000-2001.

-- Capital outlay requests for 2000-2001 and prioritized capital outlay needs for the NMSU main campus for 2000-2001.

-- Approval of a budget increase for the Health and Public Services Building, Phase II, and the Technical Annex addition at Dona Ana Branch Community College.

-- Ratification of employment contracts for head coaches and assistant coaches.

-- Status of NMSU's strategic directions.

-- Status of presidential search consultant.

The Sunspot Astronomy and Visitors Center is located at the Sacramento Peak National Solar Observatory, off Highway 6563 about 17 miles south of Cloudcroft. The Apache Point Observatory, operated by NMSU's astronomy department, is located nearby. At 9 a.m. on Friday, prior to the regents' meeting, Rene Walterbos, head of the NMSU astronomy department, will lead tours of both observatories.

The executive session at 8:30 a.m. July 29 will be held in the Marcia Room of The Lodge in Cloudcroft. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss personnel, real estate and litigation matters.