Letters from Leadership

Monica Torres portrait

appreciate the opportunity to serve as NMSU’s interim president. As you may know, I have a long history with the NMSU system. I am committed to the land-grant mission and to our status as a Hispanic-serving Institution and a Minority-serving Institution. Importantly, I love that our efforts as a system extend throughout the state of New Mexico. We have work to do, and I look forward to collaborating with faculty and staff across the system, and with the Board of Regents, to get that done.

I know our Regents intend to move quickly with the presidential search process and hope to select a new leader by the end of the year. More information about the search can be found at nmsu.edu/president-search. In the meantime, we will continue to work together to serve our students and the people of our region. 

It was an honor to participate in our spring 2024 commencement ceremonies. It’s an exciting and special time for the university as we celebrate and recognize our students who completed degrees. We’re proud of our graduates as they now take the skills and knowledge gained in their time at NMSU to serve communities around the state, around the country and around the world. 

Go Aggies!

Mónica Torres ’82 ’84
Interim President


Dear fellow Aggies,
The spring semester has ended, and more than 1,000 new graduates have joined the NMSU Alumni Association. They may be on their way to new jobs, about to begin graduate studies or taking some time off. Wherever they land, they will always be Aggies.

During summer the campus may seem quiet, but beneath the surface it is bustling with activity. Faculty research continues, summer youth programs commence, and NMSU staff undertake projects to ensure the safety and beauty of our campus.

The Foundation and Alumni Association mirror this vibrancy
organizing fall gatherings, laying the groundwork for our next campaign, and setting ambitious goals to ensure that NMSU and its students thrive.

Aggies are renowned for their resilience and perseverance and leave an indelible mark wherever they serve. As the land-grant university for New Mexico reaching every corner of the state we stand resolute in our commitment to lay a strong foundation for the success of this institution.

NMSU’s land-grant mission is a sacred pledge to meet the educational needs of New Mexicans through education, research, Extension education and public service, and it is our collective duty to safeguard and fulfill this promise.

Make plans now to join us this fall for Homecoming to see the great work being done at NMSU.

Go Aggies!

Sylvia Y. Acosta, Ph.D. ’10
CEO, NMSU Foundation