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New Mexico State University Professor Elise "Pookie" Sautter has been named as the new department head for marketing in the NMSU College of Business. She will officially assume her duties Jan. 10.
"She is a very popular person around campus and I suspect she'll be widely recognized as the right person for the job," said Business Dean Garrey Carruthers. "She is certainly an asset to our college and NMSU. Her concern for and rapport with students will cause her to be a standout department head."
The Marketing Department has nine faculty members including Sautter. She has been a faculty member in the College of Business since 1989 and served as assistant dean in 1996 and 1997.
"I'm excited about working with the administrative team," said Sautter. "It's hard to make improvements over our last department head, Gerald Hampton. I'm just hoping I can bring some good ideas to benefit our faculty."
Sautter said she thinks it will be a challenge to find a balance between her new responsibilities and the teaching aspect of her job.
"I get the most enjoyment out of teaching," she said. "I know the other department heads feel the same way."
Sautter has bachelor's degrees in psychology and marketing and a doctorate in marketing from Florida State University.
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