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NMSU Regents dedicate Legacy Wall

The New Mexico State University Board of Regents and administration welcomed many dignitaries, including former regents, as they dedicated the Legacy Wall in the Educational Services Center on the Las Cruces campus Dec. 13.

A group photo of current and former NMSU Board of Regents standing in front of a wall containing recognition plaques.
The New Mexico State University Board of Regents dedicates a Legacy Wall in the Educational Services Building on the Las Cruces campus. Those present at the dedication are current and former regents, from left, Isaac Pino, Javier Gonzales, Kari Mitchell, Steve Anaya, Larry Sheffield, Don Kidd, Laura Conniff, Christopher Dulany, Jordan Banegas and Mike Cheney. (NMSU Photo by Darren Phillips)

The wall was proposed earlier this year and honors those who have served the university as a member of the Board of Regents or have been honored with an honorary degree by the institution. The wall was funded by the NMSU Foundation to honor individuals for outstanding leadership and dedicated service.

To date, there have been 158 individuals who have served the institution as members of the Board of Regents, dating back to the beginning of the school, when it was the Las Cruces College. The university has awarded 147 honorary degrees since 1927.

Former regents present included Don Kidd, Larry Sheffield, Laura Conniff, Steve Anaya and Christopher Dulany; their service spans 29 years.

"I want to thank all of our regents. They have been so important to this university and have contributed to the legacy we cherish today. We want to ensure the efforts of those who serve the institution are recalled and memorialized," said NMSU President Garrey Carruthers.