1.35 Board of Regents Role in Administrative Appointments

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Scope: NMSU System

Source: RPM Title 1 | Institutional Governance

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Last Updated: 03/06/2017

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Recompiled 2017, formerly Policy 1.40
03/06/2017 Policy adopted by Board of Regents

A. Chancellor of New Mexico State University


The board of regents shall appoint the chancellor of the university system from a panel of finalists, in accordance with applicable law (See NMSA 1978, §21-1-16.1). The process of selecting the finalists to present to the board for consideration shall be determined by the board. The chancellor shall serve as president of NMSU-Las Cruces and chief executive officer of the university system, including its Alamogordo, Doña Ana, Carlsbad and Grants community colleges. The chancellor reports to the board of regents.

 

B. Director of New Mexico Department of Agriculture


The board of regents shall appoint the director of the department of agriculture who shall serve at the pleasure of the board pursuant to New Mexico law. The director also serves as a representative of agriculture on the governor’s executive cabinet and is also referred to as the secretary of agriculture. The director of the department of agriculture reports to the board of regents.

 

C. Board of Regents Staff


The board may establish or abolish from time to time such offices and positions as may be necessary to support the board in their governance and policy-making roles on behalf of the university and the NMDA. Those positions established to support the board of regents shall report administratively to the chair of the board of regents who shall be responsible for fulfilling the regular duties of supervisors at NMSU with respect to those positions, as well as mandatory training and related duties. The staff serving in positions reporting to the board of regents shall serve at the will of the board. The board will make all decisions regarding the selection, evaluation and retention of staff in these positions.

 

D. Executive Vice President and Provost


The chancellor shall, upon consultation with the chair of the board of regents, select an executive vice president and provost who shall serve as the senior academic administrator and, in the absence of the chancellor, shall serve as the acting chief executive officer of the university system with all the authority and duties as are vested in the chancellor. The selection of the executive vice president and provost shall be from a panel of finalists. The chair may appoint up to two regents to serve on the search committee; in all other regards the process of selecting the panel of finalists shall be consistent with the university’s policies and procedures regarding recruitment of employees.

 

E. Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance


The chancellor shall, upon consultation with the chair of the Board of Regents, select a senior vice president for administration and finance who shall serve as the chief business officer of the university system and, in the absence of both the chancellor and executive vice president and provost, shall serve as the acting chief executive officer of the university system with all the authority and duties as are vested in the chancellor. The selection of the senior vice president for administration and finance shall be from a panel of finalists. The chair may appoint as many as two regents to serve on the search committee; in all other regards the process of selecting the panel of finalists shall be consistent with the university’s policies and administrative rules and procedures regarding recruitment of employees.