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Miley Gonzalez named interim vice provost for research

Miley Gonzalez, associate dean and director of the Agriculture Experiment Station for the College of Agriculture and Home Economics at New Mexico State University, has been appointed interim vice provost for research.

z will serve in the post while a search is conducted for a permanent vice provost for research. The position had been held by Gary Cunningham, who recently joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service as associate administrator in Washington, D.C.

Gonzalez rejoined the university this year after nearly four years as the USDA's undersecretary for research, education and economics. Before accepting the federal appointment in 1997, he served as assistant dean and deputy director of the Cooperative Extension Service from 1994 to 1996, head of the agricultural and extension education department from 1991 to 1994, and director of the college's international programs from 1992 to 1994.

"We are fortunate to have someone with Dr. Gonzalez's capabilities to take on these responsibilities on an interim basis," university Provost William Flores said. "A national
search will begin shortly chaired by Dean Jay Jordan of the College of Engineering. We hope to conclude the search process and appoint a permanent vice provost by May 2002."

[EDITOR'S NOTE: A high-resolution photo of Gonzalez is available at http://www.cahe.nmsu.edu/news_photos/]