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Greg Fant, New Mexico State University's associate vice president and deputy provost, has been named the university's new interim executive vice president and provost. NMSU President Garrey Carruthers made the announcement earlier today.
"I admire Greg's leadership, his thoroughness when approaching his job, and the pride he shows in being a part of the NMSU faculty," Carruthers said. "I have worked with him for a while now, and look forward to continuing that relationship in his new role."
The executive vice president and provost is the chief academic officer at NMSU and serves as the university's chief executive in the president's absence.
"I'm honored to serve the campus in this capacity, on an interim basis, while President Carruthers works to hire the permanent executive vice president and provost," Fant said. "The opportunity to work with each of the college deans and the community colleges this summer will be exciting."
Fant has served as NMSU's associate vice president and deputy provost since 2011. He was interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences twice, between 2007-2008 and 2009-2010. He has also been an associate dean, an assistant dean and head of NMSU's music department. He originally came to NMSU as the associate director of bands in 1990 and is a conductor, a saxophonist and a tenured professor in music.
As interim executive vice president and provost, Fant will work to support the university's education, research and public service programs. Two areas he is currently focusing on include classroom space issues and strengthening the pathways for community college students into NMSU's Las Cruces campus.
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