Total enrollment increases by 16

While administrators budgeted for 6,150 students to enroll in fall 2017, actual fall enrollment figures showed 6,080 students, an increase of .26 percent over last fall but still not enough to meet projections. The lower-than-expected enrollment will hit all areas at the campus in the … [Read more...]

MSU battles $641,000 budget shortfall

The $641,000 budget shortfall in May presented administrators with a challenge to balance the budget for the 2018 fiscal year. Marilyn Fowlé, vice president of administration and finance, said she and other administrators predicted a $1.2 million decrease, but in the last nights of legislative … [Read more...]

Administration fills executive position

With Randy Kirkpatrick's retirement, the university welcomed a new executive position. David Sanchez, new chief information officer, joined university faculty after serving more than 25 years in various information technology positions at the University of New Mexico. He will be accompanied by his … [Read more...]

Gov Abbott says ‘freeze’

The order from Gov. Greg Abbott was simple — an immediate hiring freeze.The initial reaction to the memo from Texas state Budget Director Steven Albright, however, was one of immediate concern. State employees were worried about the impact on their jobs and how vacant positions would be … [Read more...]