Garrey Carruthers, President NMSU, Former NM Governor | Report From Santa Fe

Garrey Carruthers, President NMSU, former NM Governor

Air Dates: November 14-16, 2015

This week's guest on "Report from Santa Fe" is Garrey Carruthers, President of New Mexico State University, Governor of New Mexico from 1987 to 1990, former Dean of NMSU's College of Business, and Ph.D in Economics. Carruthers became the 27th president of NMSU in 2013, launching State's new motto “A Caring Community Transforming Lives Through Discovery.” He is proud to be the only Aggie ever to be governor of New Mexico or President of NM State.

Under the Carruthers' presidency, NMSU was named in the top tier of US News and World Report's “Best Colleges 2016,” among the top 25 colleges for Hispanic students, and a Brookings Institute “Community Engagement” university, among other awards.

New enterprises at NMSU include the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine and a Heritage Farm project to show off all the agricultural innovations supported at State.

President Carruthers describes the work of the Arrowhead Center at NMSU and how it is extending its work in entrepreneurship, incubation, and developing new companies to the entire state. “So if you are a business in Raton and you have a new idea of something you think can be protected...” explains Carruthers, “we have small business development centers and they will help any business whether you are trying to open a store, a retail outfit or something like that. So if you are doing that, there is one venue that you can go to. If it is a new idea, perhaps it needs to be patented or copyrighted, and you need to figure out a business plan of how to do that, you come to the Arrowhead Center from anywhere in the state.”

Other topics discussed include water planning, statewide drought issues, and the work done at NMSU in ethics and ethics training.