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Raghavan returns to lead Facilities and Services

An engineer with expertise in data-driven sustainability efforts at higher education institutions, V.S. “Raghu” Raghavan ’15 returned to Las Cruces to oversee the NMSU system’s facility operations as the associate vice president for Facilities and Services and chief facilities officer.

“As a proud alum of NMSU, I am excited to be back in Las Cruces to now serve the institution with the excellent Facilities and Services team,” Raghavan says. “In addition to providing a safe, well-maintained and welcoming campus community, I look forward to emphasizing sustainability in all aspects of the operations with F&S.”

Prior to his new position, Raghavan was director of sustainability and associate director of the Miller Worley Center for the Environment at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts.

Raghavan will earn his doctorate in natural resources in spring 2023 from the University of Missouri. He earned a master’s degree in environmental engineering from NMSU, along with both an MBA and a master’s in information management from Marymount University. His bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering comes from University of Pune in India.