Rule Administrator: General Counsel

1.00 NMSU History and Mission

A. History New Mexico State University was founded in 1888 as Las Cruces College. The Territorial Legislature of 1889 established the land-grant Agricultural College and Experiment Station, which officially opened on January 21, 1890. During its first full academic year, the college became known as the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, the…
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1.01 Establishment and Governance

The New Mexico Constitution establishes New Mexico State University as one of the state’s postsecondary educational institutions, and requires the legislature to provide for the control and management of the institution through a five member Board of Regents, which serves as the governing body for both New Mexico State University as well as for the…
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1.10 NMSU System Policies and Rules

Pursuant to the authority granted under the New Mexico Constitution and related statutes, the Board of Regents governs New Mexico State University and the New Mexico Department of Agriculture (collectively the “NMSU System”) through the adoption of policies, rules and procedures (“policies’). These policies provide direction relating to the mission and goals for the NMSU…
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1.36 Role of University General Counsel

A. General Counsel Role and Reporting The University General Counsel (UGC) attorneys represent the interests of the Regents of New Mexico State University (NMSU) as a constitutionally recognized legal entity, acting through its Board of Regents (Board). The general counsel, also referred to as chief legal affairs officer, reports functionally to both the Board of…
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18.55 Inspection of Public Records

A. Purpose To facilitate compliance with the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (NMSA 1978, §14-2-1 et seq).   B. Definitions See the definitions contained within the NM Inspection of Public Records Act, NMSA 1978, § 14-2-6.   C. Policy Statement The designated custodians of public records shall respond to requests for inspection in…
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