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The Line: Leadership Duo At NMSU To Earn Combined Salary Of $950,000

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June 1, 2018 – The regents of New Mexico State University have replaced outgoing chancellor/president Garry Carruthers with incoming chancellor Dan Arvizu and incoming president John Floros. At a base salary of $500k per year for Arvizu and $450k for Floros, critics are calling the compensation packages excessive. But Regents say they needed to attract the best talent by being competitive on a national level. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate whether this was a wise move, and if the new leadership team will be able to fulfill their mandates of increasing student enrollment, research revenue, and alumni giving.

For Further Reading:
Two new NMSU leaders to earn $950,000 yearly By Diana Alba Soular, Albuquerque Journal

Line Panelists:
Carolyn Carlson, The Weekly Alibi
Dede Feldman, Former NM State Senator
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Andy Lyman, NM Political Report

The Line: UNM, NMSU Regents In The News

March 2, 2018 – Last month, University of New Mexico Regent Alex Romero announced his resignation the day after he publicly voiced concerns about power imbalances and communication problems within the seven-member Board of Regents. And regents at New Mexico State University defended their action curbing outgoing chancellor Garrey Carruthers’ power, despite the call by dozens of legislators for the entire board to resign over the decision. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists examine the discord surrounding Regents of the state’s two largest universities.

Line Panelists:
Martha Burk, political psychologist, women’s issues expert, and radio commentator
Tom Garrity, president and CEO of The Garrity Group PR
Stephanie Maez, executive director of ProgressNow New Mexico
Stephen Spitz, host of New Mexico People Places and Ideas on KUNM

For further reading:
Governor extends terms of two UNM regents – by Jessica Dyer, Albuquerque Journal
NMSU regents defend curb on chancellor’s powers – by Jessica Dyer, Albuquerque Journal