The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine was honored to be part of New Mexico State University’s search for a new chancellor. BCOM President John L. Hummer served on the search committee and the BCOM campus hosted a reception for each of the five finalists.
“When asked by NMSU’s Board of Regents to host five separate receptions at BCOM for each of the five finalists, I did not hesitate to say yes due to the importance of our affiliation with NMSU,” President Hummer said. “A big thank you also goes out to our key clinical partners in Las Cruces who agreed to co-sponsor the five receptions: Advanced Care Hospital of Southern New Mexico, Memorial Medical Center, MountainView Regional Medical Center, Mesilla Valley Hospital, and Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico.”
On May 11, the New Mexico State University’s Board of Regents announced the selection of Dan Arvizu, Ph.D., as the university system’s next chancellor and John D. Floros, Ph.D., as president of NMSU. Regents Chair Debra Hicks said the Regents focused on finding a leader who is innovative, strategically investment-oriented, decisive, and a respected visionary.
Arvizu presently serves as senior adviser to the Emerson Elemental practice of Emerson Collective. In 2015, he retired as director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Floros is dean of the College of Agriculture and director of K-State Research and Extension at Kansas State University. He has led the development of the college’s strategic plan and guided the college to record student enrollments, retention and graduation.
This was the second NMSU chancellor/presidential search committee President Hummer has served on. He said, “My experience on this most recent search was extremely positive. NMSU’s Board of Regents conducted a very professional search process; one that was transparent, facilitated by an outstanding search firm in Wheless Partners, and allowed for maximum input from all stakeholders.”
Arvizu is set to start on May 21. He succeeds current Chancellor Garrey Carruthers, who has led the university since 2013 and will retire on July 1. He said, “I am immensely proud as an Aggie to be coming home.”