In Sept. 1888, New Mexico State University began as Las Cruces College—due to the foresight of a group of citizens who had a vision for their community. They began by leasing a two-room building for $25 a month. Over the next 125 years, their vision evolved into the institution that NMSU is today, serving the land grant mission for the state of New Mexico.
Not the least of NMSU’s rich history is derived from the development of the College of Engineering, also guided and influenced through the vision of some remarkable individuals. Faculty and staff, alumni and friends to the college all have made, and continue to make, a lasting impact on the college. The pages linked here name just a few of them.