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NMSU selects Montoya as Vice President for Student Success

The New Mexico State University Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost announced today that Bernadette Montoya has been selected for the position of Vice President for Student Success.

Bernadette Montoya was selected as the Vice President for Student Success. In addition to earning her undergraduate degree from NMSU, she has also served the university in a variety of capacities for more than 20 years. (NMSU photo by Harrison Brooks)

Montoya was serving as interim for the position since January while also performing her duties as assistant vice president for enrollment management. She will continue to be responsible for enrollment management.

"I am honored to serve the NMSU community as the new vice president," Montoya said. "The staff in this area play an essential role in the success of our students and in the academic mission of the university. As an alumna of NMSU, it is a true privilege to be able to give back to this institution."

Montoya said one of the first priorities will be to fill some vacant, key positions and to work with the Student Success leadership to establish strategic directions for the future.

"I look forward to the many opportunities we have to enhance our services to our students and faculty," Montoya said.

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost made the decision after months of searching. The position, formerly occupied by Carmen Gonzales, a longtime NMSU faculty member and member of the senior administration, oversees the Student Engagement, Enrollment Management, Office of Diversity and Outreach, Dean of Students and Campus Health Center departments.

"We are very pleased with the selection and know we've made the right choice in Bernadette," Executive Vice President and Provost Wendy K. Wilkins said. "I'd like to thank the members of our search committee for dedicating time to this process, and for moving NMSU forward with a sense of stability for not only this position, but the departments that fall under it."

For more information on the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, visit http://provost.nmsu.edu/.