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NMSU Hires New Animal and Range Sciences Department Head

LAS CRUCES - Mark Wise began work July 2 as head of New Mexico State University's animal and range sciences department.

"I look forward to working with our outstanding faculty and staff to provide the best education possible for animal and range science students and carrying out the land-grant mission of the department," Wise said.

Wise will oversee NMSU's Corona Research Center, Clayton Livestock Research Center and Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland Research Center north of Las Cruces.

Wise comes to NMSU from the University of Arizona. Since last year, he has been a professor in the veterinary science and microbiology and physiology departments. From 1988 to 2000, Wise was an assistant, associate and full professor in the animal sciences and physiology departments. From 1982 to 1984, he was a postdoctoral researcher with the National Institutes of Health in Colorado State University's physiology department.

Wise is a member of the Endocrine Society, Society for the Study of Reproduction, American Society of Animal Science. He serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Animal Science.

Wise received his bachelor's and master's degrees in animal science from Texas Tech University in 1976 and 1978, respectively. He earned his doctorate in animal science from the University of Nebraska in 1981.

"I am looking forward to the synergy that will occur within the department and the livestock industry with a new department head with new visions coming on board," said Jerry Schickedanz, dean of NMSU's College of Agriculture and Home Economics.