Heath Haussamen reported recently that Gov. Bill Richardson has named a new student regent for New Mexico State University:
I haven’t heard anything about regent appointments at Western New Mexico University (click here to see the current make up of the board). Stephen Janos has served two four-year terms as a regent, and is not seeking an additional one. The current student regent, Jennie Montoya, will graduate this December, and her two-year term is up on Dec. 31 as well.
Traditionally, the Associated Students of WNMU will recommend a student regent to university President John Counts. According to Julie Morales, Western’s public information director, ASWNMU President Victor Carbajal recently asked for interested students to apply.
Richardson is required to appoint two non-Democrats, as, according to Morales, regents Tony Trujillo, Noreen Krewer-Scott and William ‘Bud’ Davis are Democrats. State law prohibits appointing more than three members of the same part affiliation. Janos is a Republican, while Montoya is a registered independent.
More when I hear something.