Aggie Ingeniero, December 2016


Message from the Dean

08/15/16: New dean of the NMSU College of Engineering Lakshmi N. Reddi (Photo by Victoria Palombit)

In my efforts to engage our faculty in defining our strategies and priorities, I have met with three faculty member groups – Assistant, Associate and Full Professors. Among the topics that attracted widespread attention from the groups were:

  1. increasing the number of graduate assistantships and making good use of the limited resources we have in GAs and GTAs;
  2. increasing the quantity and quality of candidates applying for our graduate programs; 
    • focusing on steady pipeline agreements with quality international institutions;
  3. streamlining existing, and developing new, avenues for performance-based increases in faculty salaries including endowed professorships and chairs, differential tuition fee increases, etc; and
  4. opportunities and incentives for interdisciplinary research.

These specific themes fall in the four broad strategic priorities I outlined at the beginning of fall: i) Recruitment and Retention, ii) Research, iii) Funding base, and iv) Operational efficiencies. I thank all of our faculty for the engaging discussions and for thoughtful comments. I intend to have our leadership team address these specific themes in the coming weeks and months.

Lakshmi N. Reddi
College of Engineering Dean

December 2016



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Employers attending this career fair will have the opportunity to interact with candidates who would like to learn more about their career field or obtain a position as an intern, co-op, summer, or regular employee. Career Connections is free for candidates and is open to NMSU students, alumni, and community members. For more information or to register, visit Career Services.

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