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NMSU Graduate Dean to serve as president of NM Council of Graduate Deans

New Mexico State University Graduate School Dean Loui-Vicente Reyes was elected president of the New Mexico Council of Graduate Deans. His term as president is for one calendar year.

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Loui Reyes, NMSU Graduate School dean, has been chosen as president of the New Mexico Council of Graduate Deans. (NMSU photo by Darren Phillips)

The council serves as a recommending body for the stateís graduate education endeavors including graduate curriculum review for new graduate programs, graduate program review and any other items regarding statewide graduate education.

ďI am excited to be president of the council, and look forward to tapping the power of participation in meeting the challenges of intellectual life in the great state of New Mexico,Ē Reyes said.

The council is composed of one member from each constitutionally created university in New Mexico offering graduate degrees and a representative from the New Mexico Higher Education Department (ex-officio, non-voting).

In his new role, Reyes will be responsible for reporting the actions taken by the council to organizations such as NMHED, the Association for Continuing Higher Education and others. He also will serve as the spokesperson for the council in addition to the functions as president.

Reyes was selected as dean of the NMSU Graduate School in spring 2015. Prior to his appointment, he served in leadership roles within the Graduate School since 2011 as interim associate dean, associate dean and interim dean.

He was a faculty member in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education from 2000-2012.

Reyes is a product of the NMSU Graduate School. He completed post-doctoral work in educational learning technologies in 2003 and earned his Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction in 1997. Reyes also has a masterís degree in teaching: curriculum and instruction and a bachelorís degree in social work from NMSU.