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New Mexico State University
Graduate Catalog
2011-2012

Online Graduate Catalog 2011-2012

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NMSU Graduate Catalog 2011-2012

Academic programs at New Mexico State University are available to all students without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Any item in this catalog is subject to modification at any time by proper administrative procedure.

Catalog Editor: Jacobo Varela
Student Assistant: Kori Keyes

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PRESIDENT

Barbara Couture, President

BOARD OF REGENTS

  • Susana Martinez, Governor of New Mexico, Ex Officio Regent from Santa Fe.
  • Michael J. Davis, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Ex Officio Regent from Santa Fe.
  • Laura M. Conniff, Appointed Regent from Las Cruces for term expiring January 1, 2013.
  • Mike Cheney, Appointed Regent from Las Cruces for term expiring December 31, 2016.
  • Christopher Dulany, Appointed Regent from Las Cruces for term expiring December 31, 2012 (Student Regent).
  • Javier Gonzales, Appointed Regent from Santa Fe for term expiring January 1, 2015.
  • Isaac "Ike" Pino, Appointed Regent from Santa Fe for term expiring January 1, 2015.

Cooperative Education Program:
Mary Berry, Coordinator
Cooperative Education Programs, MSC 3509
New Mexico State University
P O Box 30001
Las Cruces NM 88003-8001 (575) 646-4115

Corbett Center/Campus Information: 
Kate Fahrbach, Director
Corbett Center Information Desk
MSC CC
New Mexico State University
P O Box 30004
Las Cruces NM 88003-0004 (575) 646-4411 

Distance Education and Weekend Courses:
College of Extended Learning, MSC 3WEC
New Mexico State University
P O Box 30001
Las Cruces NM 88003-8001 (575) 646-5872

Graduate Council
Dr. Mary Hoke, Chair
Dr. Phil Benson, Chair

Graduate Student Services:
Valerie Pickett, Director
Graduate Student Services, MSC 3G
New Mexico State University
P O Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001 (575) 646-2736

Housing and Residential Life:
Julie Weber, Director
Housing, MSC 3BB
New Mexico State University
P O Box 30001
Las Cruces NM 88003-8001 (575) 646-3202

Part-time employment while a student:
Steven S. Salway, Director
Placement and Career Services, MSC 3509
New Mexico State University
P O Box 30001
Las Cruces NM 88003-8001 (575) 646-1631

Scholarships, loans, work-study programs:
Financial Aid, MSC 5100
New Mexico State University
P O Box 30001
Las Cruces NM 88003-8001 (575) 646-4105

Student Accounts information:
Leland Kiehne, Director
University Accounts Receivable, MSC 4570
New Mexico State University
PO Box 30001
Las Cruces NM 88003-8001 (575)646-4911

Transfer of transcripts
and determination of residency:
Michael R. Zimmerman, Registrar
Office of the Registrar, MSC 3AR
New Mexico State University
P O Box 30001
Las Cruces NM 88003-8001 (575) 646-3411

Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies
Vimal Chaitanya, Vice President for Research
Vocational guidance or personal counseling:
Karen Schaefer, Director
Counseling Center, MSC 3575
New Mexico State University
P O Box 30001
Las Cruces NM 88003-8001 (575) 646-2731

ACTIVE MILITARY AND VETERANS EDUCATION BENEFITS:
Active Military:
College of Extended Learning, MCS 3WEC
New Mexico State University
P O Box 30001
Las Cruces NM 88003-8001 (575) 646-4524

Veterans:
Office of Veteran Educational Benefits,
MSC 4740
New Mexico State University
P O Box 30001
Las Cruces NM 88003-8001 (575) 646-4524

DEANS OF THE COLLEGES

Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (575) 646-1807
Lowell B. Catlett, Dean and Chief Administrative Officer
Jon C. Boren, Associate Dean
James D. Libbin, Associate Dean
David Thompson, Associate Dean
Arts and Sciences, (575) 646-2001
Christa Slaton, Dean
Lisa Bond-Maupin, Associate Dean
Jeffrey Brown, Associate Dean
Beth Pollack, Associate Dean
Kenneth Van Winkle, Associate Dean

College of Business (575) 646-2821

Garrey Carruthers, Dean and VP for Economic Development
Kevin Boberg, Associate Dean
Kathleen Brook, Associate Dean

Education, (575) 646-2498

Michael A. Morehead, Dean
Robert Rhodes, Associate Dean
Karin M. Wiburg, Associate Dean
Patricia Conn, Assistant Dean
Gladys DeNecochea, Assistant Dean

Engineering, (575) 646-2911

Ricardo Jacquez, Dean
Krist Petersen, Associate Dean
Rudi Schoenmackers, Associate Dean
Patricia Sullivan, Assistant Dean

Extended Learning, (575) 646-4692

Roberta Derlin, Interim Dean and Vice President for Student Success

Graduate School, (575) 646-5746

Linda Lacey, Dean
Luis Vazquez, Associate Dean

Health and Social Services, (575) 646-3526

Tilahun Adera, Dean
Donna Wagner, Associate Dean

University Library, (575) 646-5781
Elizabeth A. Titus, Ph.D., Dean
Post office address for New Mexico State University is Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8001.
Mail service for box patrons is provided by a branch post office located on campus. Telephone service is through the Las Cruces telephone exchange, (575) 646-0111.