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Regents swear in new members

The NMSU Board of Regents swore in two new members during its meeting on March 10. Deborah Romero was sworn in as finance secretary after she was confirmed to the position two days prior. In addition, Garrett Mosely was sworn in as a student regent and was elected secretary treasurer of NMSU’s Board of Regents.

Finance Secretary Deborah Romero (Photo courtesy of NMSU Board of Regents)

Romero used to serve as a state finance secretary until she retired in December 2022. She then came out of retirement to fill the position left by Arsenio Romero, who vacated the position to serve as cabinet secretary for the New Mexico Public Education Department. 

“I am not very good at retirement,” Romero said. “I believe my 47 years of state government experience will be an asset to the Board of Regents.”

Secretary Treasurer Garrett Moseley (Photo courtesy of NMSU Board of Regents)

Mosely has served as student body president for ASNMSU since the fall of 2022, and is scheduled to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in government and criminal justice this spring.

“I am humbled and honored to be given the privilege of serving as the next student regent of New Mexico State University,” Mosely said. “I look forward to serving the university for the next two years.”  

In the meeting, Mosely was congratulated for his part in organizing Rivals for Relief, a fundraiser providing essential resources for migrant relief. The fundraiser collaborated with NMSU, University of Texas at El Paso and the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico to hold a fundraiser providing essential resources for migrant relief. 

Before closing the meeting, Regent Christopher Saucedo was elected to vice chair and Madam Chair Ammu Devasthali was then confirmed to serve her second 6-year term. 

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