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Garrey Carruthers

Las Cruces Campus
President's Office


Areas of Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Ethics

Expert Background

Garrey Carruthers, president of New Mexico State University, has lead a career covering business, academics and public life. He has a bachelorís in agriculture and masterís in agricultural economics, both from NMSU. After receiving a Ph.D. in economics from Iowa State University, Carruthers returned to NMSU, this time as a faculty member in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business. In 1986, Carruthers ran for and won the New Mexico governorís office. After leaving office, Carruthers joined the business world, founding a managed care company where he served as president and CEO. In 2003, Carruthers became dean of NMSUís College of Business. He helped establish the universityís economic development operation, the Arrowhead Center, and served as NMSUís vice president for economic development. Carruthers was instrumental in founding NMSUís Pete V. Domenici Institute and continues to serve as its director. He has served as the principal investigator for a grant from the Daniels Foundation to promote ethics education. He became the universityís president in 2013 and continues to focus on his passions of entrepreneurship, ethics and leadership.  

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