LAS CRUCES, N.M. New Mexico State University President-designate Garrey Carruthers may hire one of the other finalists for president of the university as its next top academic administrator.
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that the NMSU Faculty Senate on June 6 will consider allowing Carruthers to waive normal search procedures if he hires one of the finalists as provost.
Faculty Senate Chair Dennis Clason says the finalists were carefully vetted during the presidential search process.
Carruthers was named NMSU president May 6 and officially begins those duties Saturday.
The other finalists were former Texas Tech University President Guy Bailey, former University of Nevada, Las Vegas President David Ashley, former Texas A&M University President Elsa Murano and University of Colorado Denver Dean Daniel Howard.
Howard worked at NMSU from 1988 until 2008.