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Finalists selected for top post at NMSU Grants Community College

Three finalists have been selected to interview for the position of president of the New Mexico State University Grants campus.

Cathie Cline, associate vice president for general studies at East Arkansas Community College will interview on Monday, March 6; Mickey Best, vice president for learning at South Arkansas Community College will interview on Tuesday, March 14; and Karla Volpi, administrative services and finance vice president at Tohono O’odham Community College in Arizona, will interview on Thursday, March 16.

Each candidate will participate in a day of interviews and meetings, including open forums for staff at 9:45 a.m., students at 2 p.m. and faculty at 3:15 p.m. All open forums will be on the NMSU Grants campus in Martinez Hall, Room 007. The community is invited to a reception to meet each candidate at 5:30 p.m. on each of the interview dates in the Small Commission Room at 515 W. High Street.

More information about the finalists and their schedules can be found at https://grants.nmsu.edu/about/campus-president-hiring-process/. After each interview, the campus and community may post comments about the candidates to the same website. Comments will be compiled by the search committee chair and reviewed by NMSU Chancellor Garrey Carruthers.

Felicia Casados retired as the president of NMSU Grants in 2015 after 10 years. Harry Sheski is currently serving as the interim president.

The president of NMSU Grants is responsible for overall administrative and educational leadership of the community college.

A search committee chaired by Greg Fant, NMSU’s associate vice present and deputy provost, selected the finalists from a national pool.