5 Finalists for New Mexico Tech Presidency Visiting Campus

SOCORRO, N.M. ― New Mexico Tech says the five finalists for its presidency are visiting the Socorro university and that the Board of Regents will make a selection on Feb. 19.

The finalists are visiting the campus this week for forums with faculty, staff and others.

They include Kate C. Miller, dean of geosciences at Texas A&M, and Stephen G. Wells, president of the Desert Research Institute of the Nevada System of Higher Education.

Other finalists are University of Toledo engineering Dean Nagi Naganathan, University of Texas-El Paso former engineering Dean Richard T. Schoephoerster and Ronald L. Elsenbaumer, a senior advisor to the president of the Economic Development at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Current President Daniel H. Lopez has led the school for 23 years.