NMSU Selects Dean Candidate Finalists for College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Four candidates have been selected as finalists for the dean position in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University.

They include Nicholas Comerford, Ph.D., professor and director, North Florida Research and Education Center, University of Florida; Rolando Flores, Ph.D., professor and head, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Mary Holz-Clause, Ph.D., dean, College of Agriculture, Cal Poly Pomona; and current NMSU College of ACES Interim Dean Jim Libbin, Ph.D.

“We attracted a strong field of candidates during the dean search and feel the finalists are all proven leaders who understand, and are committed to, the land-grant mission of NMSU,” said Executive Vice President and Provost Dan Howard. “We encourage all faculty, staff and students in the college, as well as the college’s numerous stakeholders, to either attend or watch the forums for these distinguished candidates. We encourage and will pay attention to the feedback we receive about the candidates.”

All interested faculty, staff, students and alumni are encouraged to attend open forums scheduled for each candidate to learn more. Each forum will include a presentation from the candidate, outlining their vision for the college. Each forum will be from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Regents Room in the Educational Services building. They will be streamed via Internet for those who wish to watch online.

Forums will take place April 28 (Comerford), May 4 (Holz-Clause), May 9 (Libbin) and May 11 (Flores).

Additional information on each candidate is available online at https://webcomm.nmsu.edu/hire/

Author:  Darrell J. Pehr – NMSU